Fantasy of Mother as a devouring monster and her womb as the devouring mouth:
able to give birth and life (power of procreation and creation/generative power)
steal the creating power or life essence from men?
womb/the silent and threatening belly = capture net of maternal power, the phallic mother → phallic threat, anxiety, phobia of castration fear (p. 41) [from man-fatherâ€™s perspective]
Q: Fantasy based on Oedipusâ€™s hatred: (still uninterrupted)
makes a hole in the bellies of women/identity = a stake driven into the earth (p. 41)
â€œTorn between the sons and the fathers, the stake or sacrifice in disputes between men (disputes for the ownership of the motherâ€™s body), she is fragmented into bits and pieces, and therefore â€˜unable to articulate her differenceâ€™â€ (p. 27)
â€œThe (male) subject prefers to see her as the maternal-feminine rather than as a woman (castration and death, the unimaginable heterogamous other)â€ (p. 27) → â€œA hole in the texture of language corresponds to the forgetting of the scar of the navelâ€ (p. 41).
Q: 1. phallic erection = the only sexual value? (in the patriarchal tradition)
2. castration anxiety = the unconscious memory of such sacrifice?
The murder of the father = â€œa desire for one who artificially cut the link with the mother in order to take over the creative power of all worlds, especially the female worldâ€ (Wrong) →
â€œsignifies a desire to take his [the fatherâ€™s] place, a rival and competitive desireâ€ (p. 42)