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Uncoupling Convention by Jack Drescher, Ann D'Ercole

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Gender “In-Difference”

Gender Development in Lesbian-Parented Families

 

Melanie Suchet

 

 

 

One day, while accompanying my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter to the potty, she exclaimed with delight: “I have a penis and a vagina.” Oh, I said, surprised, somewhat bemused but trying to take her seriously. “Oh yes,” she said, laughing with glee, “do you want to see?” She thereby pulled down her pants, pointed to her genital area and, moving from front to back, she said “That hole is the penis, there's the vagina, and there's the bum.” Then with head held up high, she insisted that she would pee standing up through her penis. A few minutes later she sat down to complete her business, while flashes of Freud, Kubie, Aron, Benjamin, Dirnen, Goldner, ...

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