help my boss just said “actually i consider myself radically liberal”
on this unholy day
i skipped family and skipped friends and skipped eating too. i walked alone in the snowy woods for hours, followed animal tracks, climbed trees, watched the creek rage. came home still alone, drank tea, read books, drank homebrew, stoked the woodstove, now i’m watching Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance alone on a tiny screen (and i can’t seem to post it here using the new tumblr phoneapp) and i am just SO ANGRY AT COLONIALISM AND WHITE PPL!!! (including myself ok !!)
help i care about anarchy too much to
pretend to be a punk anymore
help i’m covered in neem cream and tea tree oil and i’ve never felt so embodied ):
We need to take a large step back in time for a moment, to the early part of Freud’s era, when modern psychology was born. In the late 1890s, when Freud was in the dawn of his career, he was struck by how many of his female patients were revealing childhood incest victimization to him. Freud concluded that child sexual abuse was one of the major causes of emotional disturbances in adult women and wrote a brilliant and humane paper called “The Aetiology of Hysteria.” However, rather than receiving acclaim from his colleagues for his ground-breaking insights, Freud met with scorn. He was ridiculed for believing that men of excellent reputation (most of his patients came from upstanding homes) could be perpetrators of incest.
Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology. According to this theory any young girl actually DESIRES sexual contact with her father, because she wants to compete with her mother to be the most special person in his life. Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of incestuous abuse his clients had revealed to him HAD NEVER TAKEN PLACE; they were simply fantasies of events that women had WISHED FOR when they were children and that the women had come to believe they were real. This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men.
Once the abuse was denied in this way, the stage was set for some psychologists to take the view that any violent or sexually exploitative behaviors that couldn’t be denied- because they were simply to obvious- should be considered MUTUALLY caused. Psychological literature is thus full of descriptions of young children who “seduce” adults into sexual encounters and of women whose “provocative” behavior causes men to become violent or sexually assaultive toward them.
Why Does He Do That - Lundy Bancroft (via sir-madam-prongs)
since i first saw this on tumblr a lil while back, i’ve found that i actually can’t stop bringing it up in any remotely relevant situation; this is so so important and should unsettle & call into question anything that comes out of psychoanalysis or involves oedipal anything. i know i’m probably overreaching but please can’t we use this as an excuse to throw out all of that shit, freud, freudian approaches to therapy, neo freudian bullshit, academic psychoanalytic literary / film / art theory, lacan, zizek and just be like that whole thing is fundamentally dependent on dudes in power not listening to survivors of abuse (and is also misogynist as fuck) ???
and then to other people maybe just be like yo stop worrying about being opposed to oedipus, that shit was fucked from the start, it’s cool
also tho what does it mean for all my feels about lee edelman (which is like freud via lacan + queer nihilist posturing)
also i met lundy bancroft twice but didn’t know he was so cool :-\