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(p. 103) This Feminism 

(p. 103) This Feminism
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(p. 103) This Feminism
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271398.003.0014
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date: 01 April 2020

Winnicott’s talk to the Progressive League gives a developmental psychoanalytic approach to masculinity and femininity; points out that males and females cross-identify with one another; considers prepuberty, puberty, and adolescent phases; considers the visibility of the penis as against the vagina; gives examples of how girls might fantasise about themselves and their bodies; distinguishes fantasising from true inner psychic reality (there in each of us); considers envy of the opposite sex; and finally details the real dangers of childbirth for women and the subsequent responsibility for newborn life.

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