Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: Feminist episode
From: (Ann Hodgins)
Date: 1990-12-14, 09:31

In article <10651@uhccux.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu> (Rebel Without A Clue) writes:
> >In article <> (Ann Hodgins) writes:
>> >>It was nice to see a more enlightened psychiatrist, Jacobi,
>> >>helping Nadine's recovery.
> >
> >	While the general trend of your posting was good to hear, I think
> >you missed the boat with Jacobi. He had an affair with his female patient,
> >in a classic case of the (male-dominated) psychiatry controlling women and
> >trying to tell them what to be and how to feel.  Plus, he is married/involved
> >with his Polynesian Island-Doll, a submissive, quiet yet always-there-with
> >the-palm-frond, drink or massage slave if ever there was one.
> >	Jacobi is a feminist's nightmare, though he may be doing the 
> >right thing with Nadine. 
> >	jim
> >
Hey wait a minute, what affair with what female patient?
I don't think he was involved with Laura. Laura adopted the attitude
that he was interested in her sexually as a way of distancing herself
from him and feeling that she had power of over him. Also it could
have been father-transference 
but we have no evidence that that was not part of her defence against 
admitting to herself and others that her father abused her. Jacobi said
that she erected a wall around her secrets that he was not able to break
and flirtating with many men was part of that wall.
Admittedly, the Island Wife looks bad. But she may not be so quiet 
in her own home when her husband is not very ill.  Besides, I hate to
be too judgemental about people's romantic preferences, it is such a
complex topic.
Mind you, I don't consider Jacobi a perfect psychiatrist, just better
than many in a very sexist profession.  I read in the news yesterday about
a psychiatrist who sexually molested a patient, was found
guilty and was *not* disbarred. Unbelievable! But it goes to show.
ann h.