Behavior: Envy and Infants

Radical feminists regard Sigmund Freud as the ultimate male chauvinist —and with some reason. The master taught that women are masochistic, secretive, insincere, dependent and jealous, have little sense of justice and become more rigid and unchangeable at an earlier age than men.

Nothing in the Freudian canon, however, outrages feminists more than the notion of penis envy—that female identity hinges on the crippling discovery that boys have penises and girls do not. Thus the latest psychoanalytic research on the question, due in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic...

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