The arguments are dense and rely on prior reading of Winnicott, a understanding of Freud and drive theory, some notion of object relations and Klein, a reading of Mahler and individuation and Bowlby/Fairbairn and Harlow.
However do not let that put you off. If you persevere with this you will come through with some sense of enlightenment. This is not a pop psychology book as Jessica looks at the psychological need to be dominated drawing from the early childhood experiences extrapolated into adulthood. In looking at this she draws on the story of "O."
Whilst simplistic feminism posited that once the sisters attained power the world would somehow be better more caring sharing and wholesome. Jessica in the midst of this herd like belief shows that those who are downtrodden do not equate into enlightened subjects. She has mined down deep to show how this could be achieved by showing the architectur of oppression amongst those who have been most trampled upon. In this case she looks at women. However this basis could be used to look at other groups who have been excluded from power. It can also be used to look at those who wield power.
This is a format Alice Miller has drawn upon to analyse the impact of familial violence and the world around families drawing on Kafka, Stalin, Hitler, Picasso, Mishima and a host of other people who have constructed the world we live within.