The penis--to put a feminist twist on Freud--is just another phallic symbol
, with "the phallus," in psychoanalytic jargon, standing in for power.
Consider, for example, his account of the readymade shovel In Advance of the Broken Arm: "This Readymade illustrates the strength of the castration complex in Duchamp's psyche; he calls a shovel - an unmistakeable phallic symbol
- a 'broken arm.
PASSERS-BY have been bemused by the appearance of a phallic symbol
on a Welsh mountain which is quickly becoming a tourist attraction.
They were affronted, not only by the obscenity of his actions - I am told that he used his microphone as a phallic symbol
- but also by the references to Jesus Christ in a song in such a setting," she wrote.
The summit of Phu Kao is like Linga, the phallic symbol
of Shiva, thus giving it the more popular name, Lingaparvat.
Critics who watched Prince's half-time performance on Sunday say he used his guitar as a phallic symbol
Not out of some sixth-form protest against the tie as a starchy symbol of conformity (it's also been interpreted, predictably, as a phallic symbol
, albeit a knotted one) but because they're just too much hassle to (i) put on straight four seconds before the bus comes in the morning, and (ii) wear all day without getting a rash.
The Lancashire resort famous for its phallic symbol
, bright lights and George Formby innuendoes, used to be the top spot for stag and hen parties.
Fertility was very much a theme as folks danced around the maypole, a phallic symbol
It will be scrambled so that the easily offended can't stumble onto it accidentally--although I am convinced a lot of those people stare at test patterns trying to find the phallic symbol
The 'T' is written in a way that it is an enormous phallic symbol
And the message comes through loud and clear: Dirk is the ultimate phallic symbol