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if I'm not mistaken, the "electra complex" is a psychological term. it's the opposite of the "Oedipus Complex".

The Oedipus complex says that boys subconsciously want to kill their fathers and marry their mothers. Jim Morrison of the Doors used this to great shock effect in one of his song/spoken word pieces (talked about creeping into his parents' room, etc.)

The Electra Complex, on the other hand, is applied to women and is sometimes called "penis envy." It says that girls envy their father's penis and resent their mother. They subconsciously want to have their father's children.

I'm not saying I agree with all this stuff. They are theories in psychology (I think by Sigmund Freud).



pardon my intrusion

Posted to Utterances




if I'm not mistaken, the "electra complex" is a psychological term. it's the opposite of the "Oedipus Complex".

The Oedipus complex says that boys subconsciously want to kill their fathers and marry their mothers. Jim Morrison of the Doors used this to great shock effect in one of his song/spoken word pieces (talked about creeping into his parents' room, etc.)

The Electra Complex, on the other hand, is applied to women and is sometimes called "penis envy." It says that girls envy their father's penis and resent their mother. They subconsciously want to have their father's children.

I'm not saying I agree with all this stuff. They are theories in psychology (I think by Sigmund Freud).