Here at Science Everywhere, we like to take time to reflect on the work of the great scientists of the past. Today, we’re recognizing Sigmund Freud. A lot of people know a few things about ol’ Sigmund, including a bunch of terms most people use incorrectly, like “ego”, “id”, “psychoanalysis”, “Oedipus Complex”, “penis envy”, and “Freudian slip”
For centuries, the pinnacle of success for women was to be a wife, a mother and a “nice lady”. Anything outside of those boundaries was a risky lifestyle choice. Most women couldn’t support themselves, and those who did make money were ridiculed for it. Either for leaving their children or for for stealing jobs from men.