Definition of phallocentric in English:
Focused on or concerned with the phallus or penis as a symbol of male dominance: the apartment block was an architectural monument to a phallocentric world
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- Most often, men are phallocentric (fascinated with their penises) and have not taken the opportunity to explore their own sexual body.
- As a figment of heterosexual wish-fulfilment, the female nude serves primarily to guarantee the stability of a phallocentric fantasy in which the omnipotent male gaze sees but is never itself seen.
- In her view, the black males in Wilson's plays represent the ‘white supremacist capitalist patriarchy's phallocentric ideal’ and are constantly defending their genitals from the castrating gaze of black women.
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- In this essay, I argue that study of Hotspur offers an opportunity to examine the paradoxical quality of phallocentricity: Hotspur, the knight who helped defeat a king and usurp a kingdom, is nervous with his wife.
- The human mind that invented science in the first place could also uncover the unconscious fantasies and schema, e.g. phallocentricity, which so destructively dominate large groups and the whole world.
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- Perhaps the extreme phallocentrism and misogyny expressed to varying degrees by Kid Rock and Eminem is anxiety about masculinity in a time and place where the old ways - steady industrial employment and family - no longer maintain.
- Julia Kristeva writes about opposing phallocentrism with images derived from women's corporeal experiences.
- In such a world, suggests Maddin, avarice, phallocentrism, corporatism and narcissism are dominating the world and deforming it utterly.
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