hahaha lost 3 followers bc of freud
I ONLY NEED ONE MAN IN MY LIFE, AND IT’S NOT THE 3 OF YOU
HINT: HE’S DEAD
flipping some shit over Freud on tumblr right now
don’t NOBODY malign my baby’s name on the internet
lmao what’s even hard to understand about freud’s theories
that’s such a joke hahhahahahhahah like honestly i’m laughing don’t insult anyone’s intelligence like that. his theories are basic and easy to understand and anyone who takes a psych 101 class has the capability to understand them
Wow, that last part is actually super accurate, since you are clearly that one dude who took intro to psychology and now think he’s the next fucking Jacques Lacan.
I just spent the last year studying Freud in some depth and then writing my thesis on him, so let me explain u a thing:
1. Unless you have actually sat down with Beyond the Pleasure Principle, which somehow I doubt, you are probably under the impression that Freud means “sexuality” and “sexual attraction” in the same way that dipshits on tumblr do. You would be wrong. Sexuality in the Freudian sense is an overarching term describing the libidinal impulses, many of which have nothing to do with your genitals. So, the whole “sex with ur mom” misconception is a reference to the infant development of strong “love” attachments, competing for attention with other recipients of the love.
2. Penis Envy is not a central part of Freudian theory. it was an afterthought added on to one of his published essays many years later, and while i don’t agree with it, that’s like saying Copernicus was a fool and should be mocked because he got some stuff wrong about the solar system. SO WHAT. HE STILL REVOLUTIONIZED ASTRONOMY.
3. Speaking of Penis Envy, I’m going to work off of the well-founded assumption that you don’t know what you’re talking about and explain some stuff to you. Penis Envy can be interpreted in a lot of different ways, but the consensus among Freud scholars is that girls get upset when they realize they don’t have a penis because the penis is a symbolic representation of the power that accompanies being born male and controlling the affections of women (the mother figure). He is literally talking about socially constructed ideas of gender and how they affect women. How is this sexist? He is pointing out sexism.
4. When it comes to gender, Freud was decades ahead of his time. Everyone whines about how he prescribed vibrators for hysteria, but dude— he was one of the first outspoken academics to even acknowledge that women could reach orgasm and that it was as powerful as men’s. That’s a really big deal.
5. Freud was one of the first people to ever talk about the negative affects of sexual abuse on children’s minds and personality. This was 1900; while everyone else was telling women to cover their ankles so they didn’t tempt men, Freud was writing papers on a super taboo subject that usually got swept under the rug in families and by authorities.
6. i don’t actually give a shit what your psych 101 professor thinks of Freud He’s still very well respected in philosophy, and psychoanalysis has influenced 100 years of critical theory and postmodernism.
hope u learned a thing.
literally all of that is covered in psych 101. we even discussed it in my modern euro history class when we talked about freud so uhm o k a y. just because freud was recognizing sexism doesn’t mean he wasn’t incredibly sexist himself. i don’t develop my beliefs based off of teachers i’ve had. my belief that freud was a sexist piece of shit comes from my own brain, thank you. and quite a lot of people agree with that. yes, he revolutionized psychology and created the groundwork from which many modern schools of thought are based off of, i have said that many times. but just because someone does something good doesn’t detract from their negative aspects. he was a sexist piece of shit no matter what who isn’t as universally accepted as a legitimate figure as he once was.
Alright then. Since you aren’t contesting any of the things I said, where does this magical, overpowering sexism come from? Where are the themes of recurring sexism in Freud’s work?