Don't blame mother: mending the mother-daughter relationship
The anger and agony of the mother-daughter relationship can be replaced with a new bond based on understanding and respect according to Dr. Caplan. She shows women how to move to a new, positive mother-daughter relationship based on respect.
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According to Freud, all women wish they had a penis and believe that men's
genitals make them superior. This idea has become part of everyday culture; at
cocktail parties, we talk as though penis envy were a given, as if all women feel it.
The danger of using the penis as a symbol of the inequities between mother and
father, between brother and sister, is that it makes the inequities seem inevitable.
Fathers and brothers will continue to have penises, and mothers and sisters will ...
How does the concept of penis pity change our vision of the possibilities for the
mother-daughter relationship? Believing in penis envy feeds our belief that all
daughters resent their mothers for not giving them either penises or access to
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Written in the conversational style that typifies self-help books, this work explores cultural biases and the myths of angel-witch, perfect mother, and bad mother as the basis for daughters blaming ... Read full review
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Motherhood and Representation: The Mother in Popular Culture and Melodrama
E. Ann Kaplan
No preview available - 1992