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Jung Conference

  • University Place Hotel and Conference Center 310 Southwest Lincoln Street Portland, OR, 97201 United States (map)

#MeToo: Female Sexual Objectification, the Castration of the Feminine, and Cultural Transformation

When an actress accused a film producer of sexual abuse, it sparked an avalanche of “#MeToo” responses. This presentation offers a Jungian and somatic approach to understanding the traumatic effects of female sexual objectification as a cultural complex that has split off aspects of the archetypal, mythical feminine. (Jung, 1948/1969; Singer & Kimbles, 2004). The presenters argue that Jungian psychology is positioned to hold a space for the emergence of split-off aspects of the feminine that may be crucial for sociocultural transformation.

The presentation is followed by an experiential practice to embody and understand the relevance of feminine energies emerging from the unconscious to our participation in social change.