Archives par mot-clé : Circumcision

André Brousselle : sex and gender : anatomical sexual difference and gender, between disavowed reality and enhanced reality

The question of gender has moved to the forefront of politics and has even become an issue of culture, or indeed, civilization. It is stimulating to confront two types of extreme attitude towards anatomical sexual difference: that of J. Butler, extending the disavowal of anatomical difference and those of the rituals of excision and circumcision, which try to increase the difference by created an « enhanced reality ». Psychotherapies show how the adolescent’s problematic can meet with these same disavowals for internal reasons, not just cultural ones.

Adolescence, 2014, 32, 1, 181-197.