Notes: Castration complex

Having struggled with and questioned Freud’s castration complex as an absolute truth, I came across the following article about Bonobo’s, with whom we share common ancestry. Christina Cauterucci discusses how errant males might have their toes or penis bitten off by gangs of angry females. In which case, genetic memory suggests there might well be the possibility for some distant trace of the complex, recognised by Freud, in all human males, regardless of how reppressive or not the environment they grew up in was.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2016/09/14/why_do_we_idolize_chimps_when_we_could_be_imitating_feminist_bonobos.html

 

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