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Synonyms for castration

the act or an instance of making one incapable of reproducing sexually

Synonyms for castration

neutering a male animal by removing the testicles

surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)

the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work

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Callaghan leaves us a great deal to debate: the exact prominence of Irish colonial policies in the minds of Shakespeare's audiences, the possible relations between the threat of male castration and the pleasures of the female spectator, sometimes even the finer points of the plays themselves as ideological structures.
Like the Freudian Medusa, "the locus classicus of ugliness" (48), Fosca is seen by Del Principe as the purveyor of male castration, symbolically enacted by proximity and direct contact.
From this fundamental confusion of fantasy and actuality, came the next intractable psychoanalytic assumption--that penis envy must be the female equivalent of male castration anxiety.
Why instead was penis envy put forth as the affect analogous to male castration anxiety?