a dark post
Almost all of my women patients told me that they had been seduced by their father. I was driven to recognize in the end that these reports were untrue and so came to understand that the hysterical symptoms are derived from phantasies and not from real occurences. . . It was only later that I was able to recognize this phantasy of being seduced by the father the expression of the typical Oedipus complex in women.
-Sigmund Freud, Introductory Lectures of Psychanalysis
it's outrageous that Freud chalked it up to female fantasies after encountering so many cases, since he couldn't put the blame on all those respectable fathers. god knows what i'll find about what men are capable of doing, as i research.