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Darwin, J. (2015). More to the Story: Commentary on Steven Botticelli’s “Has Sexuality Anything to Do With War Trauma? Intergenerational Transmission and the Homosexual Imaginary”. Psychoanal. Perspect., 12(3):295-299.

(2015). Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 12(3):295-299

More to the Story: Commentary on Steven Botticelli’s “Has Sexuality Anything to Do With War Trauma? Intergenerational Transmission and the Homosexual Imaginary”

Jaine Darwin, PsyD, ABPP

I view Botticelli’s representation of war as a dialectic between active and passive, penetrator and penetrated as only part of the story. I suggest that utilizing the concept of complex trauma allows for incorporating aspects of vulnerability that can be both masculine and feminine. I introduce the role of moral injury in causing shame and humiliation and the self-imposed taboos on those who served talking about their guilt as a way the trauma is both perpetuated and transmitted intergenerationally.

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