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[[Lacan]] has often been accused of "[[phallocentrism]]." And it is true that he has asserted that "the phallus is the privileged signifier."
The term '[[phallocentrism]]' refers to the tendency to focus all discussion meaning of [[sexual difference]] on the primacy of the [[term phallus]], however, has often been misunderstood. The adjective 'phallo-centric' was coined by term phallus must be distinguished from the British psychoanalyst [[Ernest Jones]] in a discussion term penis. The penis is an organ of the early development body, but least of all an organ, a penis. The [[female sexuality]] that brought him into conflict with [[Freudphallus]] over symbolizes the question of penis and the clitoris. It is a [[phallic phasesignifier]]. In short, in which children believe that the [[penisLacan]] is 's distinction between the sole sexual organ penis and that [[femininity]] is the result of [[castrationphallus]].<ref>1927</ref>enables [[JonesFreud]] argues that the girl does have an awareness of her own sexual organs, but alos that 's [[masculinitybiology|biologistic account]] and [[femininity]] are innate and absolute polarities.He contends that discussions of the development of sexuality have been dominated by the 'unduly phallo-centric views' of male [[analyst]]s superiority and that the importance of the female organs has been 'correspondingly underestimated.'The possible protofeminist implications of his claims are immediately undermined when [[Jones]] goes on to add that women have compounded the problem by adopting what he calls 'a secretive attitude towards their own genitals' and by showing 'a hardly disguised preference for interest in the male organ.' In contemporary usage, '[[phallocentrism]]' tends to refer to the Lacanian theory of the s [[phallus]].The accussation of [[phallocentrismpenis-envy]] is crucial to be explained in [[Irigaraylinguistics|linguistic]]'s critique of and [[psychoanalysissymbolic]]. Phallocentric“Phallus centered” The term has gained currency among psychoanalytic thought. Phallus isn’t considered to be the same as the penis, but is the symbol of difference between the sexes and signifier of the status which has been socially conferred upon biological maleness.  Phallogocentric“ Jacques Derrida suggests that the primacy of the word and phallocentrism are the same thing; language is the realm of the fathers and the phallus is the ‘privileged signifier’thus historical terms. (Encyclopedia of Feminism )
==See Also==
<references/>PAGES 98, 105, 116-118, 120 HOMERPHALLOCENTIRISM (295-6) CD
[[Category:Jacques Lacan]]

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