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Freud isn’t sexist—in fact, psychoanalysis is feminist

The discipline runs into trouble with Freud on feminine sexuality, but personally, I sense a truth in his thinking

By Anna Blundy   August 2017

Oh, hallowed halls of the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Bronze busts peer down from plinths, trainees skulk beneath clutching their wine glasses sweatily, and those who feel assured of joining the bronzes in the not too distant future smile benignly with an air of infinite wisdom. There are crisps. It’s a seminar on psychoanalysis and feminism and renowned psychoanalysts of both sexes swell the audience. The rest of us are there too. The speaker is introduced by a man, a fellow analyst.…

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