Beauvoir and Psychoanalysis (His approach # (Man as the norm # (value…
Beauvoir and Psychoanalysis
Feminism - women
role of social strucures
Myth of women
"one is not born a woman"
conflicting ideas of femnity make being a woman impossible
role of body
our experience of the world is embodied
just the opposite, complement of the male
Existentialism - humanity
what is the role of choice? what if i choose to be "frigide"?
choice vs unconscious?
psychoanalysis limits the possibilities of being human, especially a women
I make myself, I am what I take myself to be
the factual always perceived in the light of the possible
only one correct development
allowing for ambiguity, individual stories
Man as the norm
value statements about the sexuality, inferior clitoris..
due to importance of sexuality, this degrades women in general
Influence of society, super-ego
he is trapped in it himself
Power relations: therapist vs patient
psychoanalysis focusing ono the body or liberating from the body ( and biological reoductiosm)
creates psychological reductionism?
relation of (sex/)body and mind
importance of sex/ gender in our lived experience
social factors limit and oppressus, lead to neuroses
Individual vs social norms, society
ambiguity in outlining her ideas... methodology?
bases her ideas on her own experiences in life