Cissexism as a Non-Written Rule for Psychoanalysis (Or: What is Gender for the Clinical Field?)

By José Stona

The article, in a first moment, aims to historically discuss the concept of cissexism. Secondly, it aims to demonstrate how this concept can become an unwritten rule of Freudian psychoanalytic theory if the analyst is not attentive to the demands of the clinic and culture of his time. In this article, it is justified that gender studies are clinical tools of theoretical divulgation so that psychoanalysts do not adopt normative, violent and stigmatizing attitudes in their clinical practice.

  • cissexism
  • gender
  • psychoanalytic theory
  • clinical devices
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