Alain Guérin: auto- and hetero-aggression in recourse to the act

The singular nature of feminine delinquency, considered at the intrapsychical, intersubjective and social levels, is expressed in a fluid boundary between aggression against oneself and aggression against others. When girls resort to acting, the result is an attempt to destroy the erotic feminine in the other and in the subject, “auto-femininicide.” The weakness of identifications, the impact of culture and environment, depressive issues and sexuality will be at the forefront.

Adolescence, 2018, 36, 1, 159-169.