Talk:Castration anxiety

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Symbolic/metaphorical castration anxiety[edit]

Castration anxiety can also refer to fear of symbolic castration. For example degradation and humiliation and loss of confidence is refered to as symbolic castration. I think this should be included in the article and will make a start, please expand on it though, I havn't got all afternoon to write it in detail. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.3.144.105 (talk) 15:02, 27 March 2010 (UTC)


Most of this article is nonsense, so someone should probably fix it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.210.50.30 (talk) 07:56, 11 March 2012 (UTC)



Yeah, I'll second the above: this article is a mess. In particular the stuff on "symbolic castration" is 100% wrong, through omission of Lacan. "Symbolic" ≠ pertaining to metaphors, people. Nvalvo (talk) 05:12, 13 March 2013 (UTC)nvalvo

APS Wikipedia initiative[edit]

This article has been expanded as part of my class's participation in the APS Wikipedia initiative. Class is History and Systems of Psychology, North Dakota State University, Spring 2013. James Council (talk) 03:13, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Origins of psychoanalysis[edit]

This section is very well written, however, there is not a word in it about castration anxiety. That is why I will remove it. I am really sorry - as it is so well written. But this is an article on castration anxiety and not on the origins of psychoanalysis. Please feel free to revert my edit and engage with me in a discussion here! Lova Falk talk 19:21, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Is "monotonous" the right word?[edit]

"Freud rejected the idea of the Electra complex and was even monotonously vague about how the phallic stage of psychosexual development is resolved for girls." What does this mean? Was he tediously boring about it? Equinox (talk) 18:49, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Counterpart in females[edit]

The last paragraph contradicts itself. Adlihtam (talk) 15:29, 3 June 2017 (UTC)