Jeffs, William Patrick
January 2003
Feminism, Manhood & Homosexuality: Intersections in Psychoanalys;2003, p66
Book Chapter
Chapter Four of the book "Feminism, Manhood and Homosexuality: Intersections in Psychoanalysis and American Poetry" is presented. It looks at the writings and theories of Sigmund Freud regarding homosexuality. Known to have influence on Freud, sexologist Havelock Ellis defended homosexuals from legal and political criticisms. Freud's writings revealed a different perspective on homosexuality as compared to the one attributed to psychoanalysis. He stated that all human beings have homosexual impulses, and that attempts to repress homosexual impulses result in neuroses. One of the inconsistencies in Freud's theories in regard to male homosexuality is his opposing beliefs in the role of fathers.


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