How Sigmund Freud Viewed Women - and penis envy

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Is Penis Envy Real? | Sigmund Freud | Live Science and penis envy


Penis envy (German: Penisneid) is a stage theorized by Sigmund Freud regarding female psychosexual development, in which young girls experience anxiety.

Sigmund Freud seems to have gotten his theory on penis envy wrong, but this desire by girls "to have a penis" may be real in a less literal way.

To Freud, women were simply men without penises (Cohler & Galatzer-Levy, ), so naturally he introduced a stage of 'penis envy' – where a woman realises.