Many years after her grandfather’s demise from most cancers in 1939, Professor Freud thought-about a lot of his elementary theories, from “penis envy” to transference, to be outdated — “sensible in addition to questionable,” as she put it
Whereas he typically challenged the Victorian period’s patriarchal view of feminine sexuality, she wrote, “he mirrored in his theories the assumption that girls had been secondary and weren’t the norm.” As for his conclusion that “ladies are endlessly falling in love with their male therapists,” she mentioned, he sanitized such attachments as transference.
“He mentioned it doesn’t matter, ladies recover from it afterward,” Professor Freud mentioned, “however I disagree. Ladies then go to a different therapist to recover from that one.”
She ratcheted up her criticism in an interview for a Canadian tv movie, “Neighbours: Freud and Hitler in Vienna” (2003), saying, “In my eyes, each Adolf Hitler and my grandfather had been false prophets of the 20th century.” They shared, in her phrases, “the ambition to persuade different males of the one and solely fact that they had encounter.”
“By no means may he be improper,” she mentioned.
Miriam Sophie Freud was born in Vienna on Aug. 6, 1924. Her father, Jean Martin Freud (generally known as Martin), was Sigmund Freud’s eldest son and a lawyer who grew to become the director of Dr. Freud’s Psychoanalytic Publishing Home. Her mom, Ernestine (Drucker) Freud, was a speech therapist who was generally known as Esti.
Sophie tried to benefit from her childhood, regardless of her mother and father’ feuding and the animosity between her and her older brother, Walter. Solely when she was enrolled as an adolescent in Vienna’s most progressive ladies’ faculty, the Schwarzwaldschule, did she excel as a pupil.