Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealisation and Denigration of Motherhood

@article{Ashurst2011MotherMW,
  title={Mother, Madonna, Whore: The Idealisation and Denigration of Motherhood},
  author={P. Ashurst},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={342}
}
  • P. Ashurst
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that women, being in want of a penis, lack the necessary means for perversion. Or so it was until the publication in 1988 of Mother, Madonna, Whore . This seminal work by Estela Welldon was based on her experience of working as a consultant forensic psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic in London. She challenged the accepted wisdom that women did not suffer from perversions. Her original ideas sent shockwaves through the psychoanalytic community and the… CONTINUE READING
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