Assertive female sexuality is pathologised time and again

By Suzie Gibson, The Conversation

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Mental illness and women’s sexuality are frequently aligned – on screen and off. The father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, pathologised women’s sexuality. Indeed his definition of a woman as someone lacking a penis has underwritten depictions of women’s sexuality.

Countless novels, films and TV programs continually pathologise women through and because of their sexuality.

 

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