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'''Femininity complex''', in ''psychoanalytic theory'', is the envy of a man or a boy of a woman's or a girl's attributes, behavior, or role. Thus, it can be of different forms. It may be an envy of the [[breast]]s, [[vagina]], or [[womb]]. The envy experienced by certain males may have been associated with the woman's charm or her reproductive ability. The envious desire is often unconscious and could lead to a drive to belittle women, to dress up in women's clothing, to have femininity fantasies, or to undergo sex-change procedures. The female counterpart is the ''masculinity complex'' where, for instance, a woman has an envious desire for masculine attributes, like a penis.
  
in [[psychoanalysis]], the [[unconscious]] [[fear]], in boys and [[men]], of [[castration]] at the [[hands]] of the [[mother]] with [[resultant]] [[identification]] with the aggressor and envious desire for [[breasts]] and [[vagina]].
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# N, P. M. (2013, May 12). What is FEMININITY COMPLEX? definition of FEMININITY COMPLEX (Psychology Dictionary). Retrieved from Psychology Dictionary website: https://psychologydictionary.org/femininity-complex/
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# N, P. M. (2013, April 30). What is WOMB ENVY? definition of WOMB ENVY (Psychology Dictionary). Retrieved from Psychology Dictionary website: https://psychologydictionary.org/womb-envy/
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Latest revision as of 23:20, 13 October 2019

Femininity complex, in psychoanalytic theory, is the envy of a man or a boy of a woman's or a girl's attributes, behavior, or role. Thus, it can be of different forms. It may be an envy of the breasts, vagina, or womb. The envy experienced by certain males may have been associated with the woman's charm or her reproductive ability. The envious desire is often unconscious and could lead to a drive to belittle women, to dress up in women's clothing, to have femininity fantasies, or to undergo sex-change procedures. The female counterpart is the masculinity complex where, for instance, a woman has an envious desire for masculine attributes, like a penis.

References

  1. N, P. M. (2013, May 12). What is FEMININITY COMPLEX? definition of FEMININITY COMPLEX (Psychology Dictionary). Retrieved from Psychology Dictionary website: https://psychologydictionary.org/femininity-complex/
  2. N, P. M. (2013, April 30). What is WOMB ENVY? definition of WOMB ENVY (Psychology Dictionary). Retrieved from Psychology Dictionary website: https://psychologydictionary.org/womb-envy/



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