Within a few years, Freud buckled under this heavy pressure and recanted his conclusions. In their place he proposed the “Oedipus complex,” which became the foundation of modern psychology… Freud used this construct to conclude that the episodes of abuse his clients had revealed to him had never taken place; they were simply fantasies of events the women had wished for… This construct started a hundred-year history in the mental health field of blaming victims for the abuse perpetrated on them and outright discrediting of women’s and children’s reports of mistreatment by men. —
― Lundy Bancroft
read this carve it into your brains permanently etch it into your skulls r e a d t h i s
This is why I hate Freud. This man literally traded in his integrity and the wellbeing of his (female) clients for fame and fortune.