'Based on the class discussions, readings taken up and your own thoughts, share your views on who is a woman; what constitutes the shaping of womanhood. Try to draw on the oedipal and pre-oedipal developments which choreograph the psychic developments of women. Utilize at least 2 readings for the same.
The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analysed, women ... merely adored.
In fact what is interesting is that all these seem to be the same thing, we listen what is being said right..??
But for a woman, she may never say what she wants to and hear what you want to hear. I think this exactly the thought when Freud said
_but something that I did come across and which is rather a pressing thought for me is the feeling of LACK and the feeling that is rather synonymous to being a woman. Also similarly Freud has also highlighted the feeling of lack among woman rather openly. I would go back to the statement I started with..The feeling of lack among woman. I say a Woman is born in the presence of a Man. And say this because it’s only in the presence of others that we may know what we are not. Or how much of the other we never can be. For me I was in a house with only female members so the entire childhood I spent without having a male member around me, but only when I did grow up and started to interact with boys was the moment I was made to realize in various ways that I am different and there is a way I have to be._
_Also this feeling that a woman would have around a man is when the man is involuntary given the power. The power to feel powerful than her, is given by a woman. A woman a born around a man and this makes a man feel that he has produced her and that the reason of her existence is only a possibility because he is present. _
Little girls, however, according to Freud, do not undergo an Oedipal phase of nearly the same intensity or drama. They want to have sex with...