WSTA03H3 Lecture 5: Week 5 Lecture Notes (along with Powerpoint Notes)

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Human is born with a basic psychological structure. Sexual drive as the most important component. Who is a woman? y freud: the sexual life of adult women is a "dark continent" for psychology . Women psyche is marked by penis envy. Women posses moral inferiority and cannot develop into full moral creatures y psychoanalytic feminism: Even if penis envy exist, it is about men s privileged socioeconomic and cultural status/power none of the sexes are superior. Causes of women s oppression y the psychological formation of sexed identities (masculinity and femininity) y close to radical feminism y difference: Psychoanalytic feminism: oppressive masculinity and femininity in terms of inner psychological processes. Radical feminism: the macro sexual regime of patriarchy. The solution? y must change experiences that shape our psychological life y more emphasis on the prior or pre-linguistic importance of the bond with woman-