Excerpt: "In psychoanalytic theory, the phallus serves as the supreme symbol of masculine power and, concurrently, of feminine lack. “Phallocentrism” is a term used primarily by feminist theorists to denote the pervasive privileging of the masculine within the current system of signification."
Rine, Abigail, "Phallus/Phallocentrism" (2010). Faculty Publications - Department of English. 76.