I have a lot of small issues with how this book is worded throughout, but what really made me dislike it was the final chapter about "mad princesses." It was so over-the-top ableist I don't even know where to begin. This isn't my blog or a place to discuss prejudice so I don't want to bother going into it, but just know it was extremely upsetting to read as someone very much affected by ableism against severely mentally ill people. If I have to read the words 'mad' or 'insanity' one more time I don't know what the fuck I am going to do, these terms are so fucking outdated and this would be common knowledge to anyone who read mental illness advocacy literature and activism.
If anyone who sees this is interested about ableism against the mentally ill please look in to the topics of 'anti-pschiatry' (which I am not, but there is very important issues covered by this branch of activism/academia), 'mad pride', and just 'mental illness ableism'.