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Psicologia Clínica

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NUNES, Silvia Alexim. After all, what do women want? Motherhood and its discontents. Psicol. clin. [online]. 2011, vol.23, n.2, pp. 101-115. ISSN 0103-5665.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-56652011000200007.

The aim of this article is to demonstrate that Freud’s question about "What does a woman want?" is still relevant, as it reveals the discontents about the impasses brought up by females choices and desires that surpass the motherhood ideal. We analyse the historical context in wich the question was formulated emphasizing the differences and the similarities in nowadays females social conditions, when the question reappears in the social scene.

Keywords : motherhood; femininity; desire; conflict; Freud.

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