Freud catered to the patriarchal establishment which was UTTERLY convinced--at the time--that men were vastly superior to women in morality, intellect, and physical strength. Celebrated foremost were his penis envy theories... of all ridiculousness. A biological basis for superiority! What a novel thought! Freud was the Karl Rove of his era. And look how far his nephew Edward Bernays took theories about the unconscious and its longings... this bit of the psychic puzzle catapulted Madison Ave. to where it is today in playing merchant to the world, AS THE PLANET DIES!
Time for a course correction... any thinking person would realize.
Freud, a Taurus, identified strongly with his own body... and member. Unable to think much past that particular frame, he mistook the enormous frustration (defined as "neurosis") shown by intelligent women for missing a dick rather than as natural angst. Adult women were imprisoned by a SYSTEM that prevented them from voting, owning property, choosing their husbands, or traveling without an escort. In short, most were under a kind of house arrest similar to what fundamentalist Muslims inflict on women throughout the Arab world, starting with the Saudis and Taliban.
So thick was the presumption that women just didn't NEED to vote, own property, decide things on their own about their own bodies and destinies that any despair in the face of such structured circumstances was judged by the ruling psychologist of the time as the mark of a deep personal flaw. And Freud deduced it was that missing penis.
Only a man could come up with THAT and only a male-centered field of psychology could applaud it! But then the "father of gynecology" practiced on slave women without using any anesthesia... trying to turn them into breeding mares with the same sensitivity shown to farm animals kept in pens and fed prodigious levels of hormones to force them to more quickly reproduce.
While some men manage to make it through all of the cruel initiations into manhood with a modicum of sensitivity still in place, most do not. And when women are expected to shelve that sensitivity because any show of feeling is seen as weakness, and the left brain structures of academe cannot bear any ideology that departs from strict mathematical scores and other linear measurements, the WHOLE realm of feminine sentience has been largely cordoned off... for both genders.
I am not going to share more since I have devoted my life to writing BOOKS on this subject. That's why a snot-nosed kid who's never read outside of basic "George Washington would never tell a lie" boundaries is not going to warrant much respect from me. Besides, quite likely the same members of the same tag teams have repeated this same talking point and 100 times or more I have refuted it. As have Feminists who depart from standard education fare in daring to bring to light the missing voice of the Feminine side of Creation and Source.
I long for the day that men as intelligent and caring as John Dear, Robert Koehler, and this Pope... come to realize that the masculine view does NOT speak for all and in pushing this arrogant conceit for centuries, it's largely the absence of the contemplative, reflective, empathic, FEMININE counterbalance that's made for such a lopsided (pro war & technology, added to rabid ecocide) society.
I speak for that missing balance and will continue to do so.
Arguing for the existing paradigm and insisting that it reflects TRUE reality is just very, very old and dangerous church-state propaganda.