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Conceptualizing Gender (7)

June 8, 2012

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Karen Horney and Masculinity Complex by Azadeh Azad07-Jun-2012 The Masculinity Complex Despite rejecting the Freudian concept of ‘penis envy,’ Karen Horny agreed that women were often embarrassed by their feminine role and envied men. In fact, in several of her essays, Karen Horney developed and restructured the concept of ‘masculinity complex,’ akin to Adler’s ‘masculine […]

Conceptualizing Gender (6)

June 1, 2012

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Karen Horney’s Womb Envy by Azadeh Azad31-May-2012 The Womb Envy Freud’s description of women as genitally defective and morally inferior to men, his concept of “penis envy” and his Oedipus complex that gave the highest position to the father, have been criticized by countless feminist writers. They have maintained that theories and methodologies of the […]