His whole weird theory about penis envy and children being sexually attracted to their parents and
secret desires and all that shit actually came straight out of an attempt to ally himself with wealthy and
influential rapists and was a direct form of victim blaming.
He had started the research looking into "hysteria" which at the time was really usually referring to
women' s symptoms of PTSD. It turned out that the reason so many woman had these symptoms is
because so many of them had experienced sexual violence- especially CSA and incest at the hands of
At first he was making real progress. and it was through working with these women that he discovered
that talk therapy could be used to treat trauma. The symptoms of PTSD were lessened when women
were able to safely speak about their experiences out loud and be believed.
But it wasn' t the women who paid for the therapy. It was their fathers. husbands. the same men who
were perpetuating the violence in the first place. And Freud didn' t want to validate his patients [the
women) if it meant making his clients (the men) unhappy.
So he came up with a new idea. These symptoms weren' t from trauma. The memories weren' t real.
These women sexual beings " children and had penis envy and it made them lust for their
fathers and fantasize about the rape that they had reported to him. That' s where the shittiest parts of
Freud' s theories emerged.
Another part of it besides just the monetary aspect. though, was that there was a feminist movement
on the fringes starting up at the time and try publishing work about women' s CSA he would be aligning
himself with it and therefore losing support. respect. funding. prestige from his male peers and from
the psychological community at large. He literally made that gross victim blaming shit up to keep his
own reputation with these fucks and to make sure he still got publication and fame.
By coming up with fake theory about little girls fantasizing about incest he not only fucked over
generations of women, the feminist movement that was arising and the entire psychology field for
years to come. but he also completely swept away any progress made in understanding trauma and so
we didn' t have any clue why men coming back from war had "hysteria" like women during WWI.
And our research on PTSD and trauma is still lacking to this day. especially Because of the stigma that
maybe traumatized people deserved it or wanted it or imagined it. People don' t want to believe its
real. Perpetrators of traumatic violence want everyone to forget about it not acknowledge it. or
And they have Freud' s cultural legacy to help them.
an you provide academic citations for this? This is really neat.
If you don' t have access paypall. here' s a decent summary on Wikipedia:
naps: lien. wikipedia. _ Freudian_ Coverup
Some vague proof:'
http: I/ wwy. nytimes. com/ 1984/ . html?
An essay on the topic:
If you want some more. just google. "Sigmund Freud Seduction Theory Problematic." There' s lots of
academic and discussion on the topic. but TLDR Sigmund Freud is basically disregarded
in almost all aspects of psychology by anyone who actually cares about their patients. so fuck that guy for
holding psychology back.
Words cannot express how much I hate Freud. His theories have been entirely
disproven by current psychological research. but using him to interpret literary texts is still a widely
accepted technique in the field of literary study today.
English departments across the country will not bat an eye at tenured professors bringing Freud moo
lectures and citing him in scholarly articles and books. Doing a "Freudian reading" of: literary
character or theme is regarded as a valid means of understanding and drawing meaning from works
by authors " diverse " William Shakespeare. . and CS. Lewis. And it is based entirely on
this guy' s unbelievably sexist. flatboat fraudulent. and thoroughly disproven research. its insane.