Feminism and narrating female persons
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Being a Jungian psychoanalyst and a feminist may seem to be a path to healthy self-awareness, but more often it has been a struggle with alienation. Many of my Jungian colleagues are reluctant to accept feminism as psychological theory, even perhaps to accept any serious concern with the social or cultural meanings of being female. Many of my feminist colleagues are sternly critical of the misogynist or patronizing biases of Jungian psychology. My identity as a Jungian feminist has been mostly a vexing consciousness of my own dividedness. For some years I hid my dividedness; I was a ``closet feminist'' among Jungians and a ``closet Jungian'' among feminists. Some time ago, however, I pledged to myself that I would no longer silence my political and social beliefs when writing or speaking Jungian psychology, nor hide my Jungian psychological ideas in speaking with feminist colleagues and friends.