Re: Lacanian Psychotherepy and female desire

Vicki Martin (
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 15:55:15 -1000 (HST)


Good point, the end of a semester tends to short out my brain!
What I am looking for in particular is adult female
sexual desire in general, lesbian desire in particular.
On Fri, 18 Apr 1997, Robert Parks wrote:

> Vicki,
> I'm not going to intervene in this discussion, but I can't help noticing
> that you are using the phrase "female desire" rather than "the desires of
> females". Is there a difference in these two constructs for you? It would
> seem to me odd to try to research "child (elderly) desire" rather than "the
> desires of children (older people)", or to research "African (caucasian)
> desire" rather than "the desires of Africans (caucasians)". This linguistic
> turn of phrase may reflect the essentialist approach of some feminists, and
> may restrict rather than open your inquiry.
> Bob Parks