Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Women in the Metamorphoses

the role of women is very strange in the metamorphoses. women are either virgins who are trying to escape a god's force, or they are haneous jealous bitches. And sadly enough the only normal ones are raped and ostracized. Look at Callisto for example. She is normal until Jove rapes her; then, unable to hide her pregnancy she is banned from the nymph clan without even being given the chance to explain the situation. Even the gods portray this. Juno is possibly the worst with all her jealousy. Io, perfectly innocent, is raped by Jove; then, Juno takes her revenge in spite of the fact that she had nothing to do with it. I suppose its called rape because she didn't want it. Juno had no right but took vengeance anyway.
I'm sure feminists have a field day with these stories showing the sexism and what have you.

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