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After you perform a search, you can sort the articles by Year. This will rearrange the results of your search chronologically, displaying the earliest published articles first. This feature is useful to trace the development of a specific psychoanalytic concept through time.

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Richards, A.K. (1999). Freud and Feminism: A Critical Appraisal. J. Amer. Psychoanal. Assn., 47(4):1213-1238.

(1999). Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 47(4):1213-1238

Freud and Feminism: A Critical Appraisal

Arlene Kramer Richards

This paper traces the contributions made by women to Freud's ideas about women. Freud paid back the gifts he received from women with encouragement and support for their careers and with a theory that was instrumental in freeing women from both domestic bondage and fantasies of inferiority, but which was used by later “Freudians” as justification for returning women to an exclusively domestic life. Paying particular attention to Sabina Spielrein, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and H. D., the paper illustrates some of the contributions of women to early psychoanalysis, and speculates on ways in which Freud's thinking was guided by his belief that women are, and should be considered, equal to men.

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