Tiresias’ propaganda: A discussion of Griffin Hansbury’s "The masculine Vaginal"

Author/s Sergio Benvenuto
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/1
Language Italian Pages 10 P. 41-50 File size 274 KB
DOI 10.3280/PU2021-001004
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Griffin Hansbury’s (2017) theory of a "masculine Vaginal" is seen as pleonastic in the context of psychoanalytic theory in general; for Freud, in fact, male and female are not fundamental charac-ters of human sexuality, but "constructions". Hansbury’s clinical case is discussed in the scope of a general theory of masochism, revisiting the notion of feminine masochism. It is ultimately shown that queer theory’s ideological libertarian intent ends up accepting precisely that very logic of gender that it seeks to transgress and overcome.

Keywords: Sexuality and gender; Erotic mas-ochism; Female masochism; Lacan; Rejection of femininity

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Sergio Benvenuto, Interventi sull’articolo di Griffin Hansbury La propaganda di Tiresia in "PSICOTERAPIA E SCIENZE UMANE" 1/2021, pp 41-50, DOI: 10.3280/PU2021-001004