Other research shows that the abuse can - and does - begin as soon as the girl-child is born.
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It was easier for Freud to believe the girls were making it up than to believe in his own evidence, such is the fear of facing incest: the outrageous secret.
When girls watch porn, they see an idealized version of female genitals on display.
Illustration: Clive Offley The imbalance of power between men and women means that it is overwhelmingly men who commit rape, whose uncontrolled expression of sexual urges is expected, forgiven or condoned to an extent that could never occur in a world where women and men shared equal rights.
To suggest - as Freud did - that their secret desire is to have sex with their fathers is to be totally blind to the evidence.