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The Electra Complex is a term used for women

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who hate their mothers for taking their fathers from them, the reverse of the Oedipus complex. The girl reveres her father so much she falls in love with him and wants to bear his children, but she feels her mother is impeding. This is known as penis envy, for she envies her father's penies, who could be impregnating her and not the mother.

I took Freud last semester, I love all this stuff (even if I don't believe in all of it)



The Electra Complex is a term used for women

Posted to Utterances




who hate their mothers for taking their fathers from them, the reverse of the Oedipus complex. The girl reveres her father so much she falls in love with him and wants to bear his children, but she feels her mother is impeding. This is known as penis envy, for she envies her father's penies, who could be impregnating her and not the mother.

I took Freud last semester, I love all this stuff (even if I don't believe in all of it)