What lies behind the overwhelming and archaic concepts of masculinity in this year’s Super Bowl (best exemplified by that Dodge Charger spot? Let’s hear from Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, President of the American Psychoanalytic Association!
I can only speculate. The economy is what comes to my mind. Perhaps so many men have suffered narcissistic injuries as a result of lost jobs, foreclosed houses, shuttered opportunities and expectations, that culturally we regress to the fantasy that it is women, or specifically the eternal Castrating Woman, who is taking away their power, causing them to feel small, young and afraid.
She also harshes on The Who.