Badass bitches of mythology

Lauren Writes

“You will hear thunder and remember me, and think: she wanted storms…” ― Anna Akhmatova

It’s been a little while since I posted anything on here. So, today I want to break my blogging hiatus by continuing my Badass Bitches series and write about two of my big loves: folklore and feminism. Or, more specifically, how often the two intertwine within mythology. This blog will be niche, I’m warning you now.

Much like history, mythology can be a bit of a boys’ club. I won’t rattle on about representation or power dynamics within storytelling too much right now, but it is relevant. As Classicist Emily Wilson said in a recent article for the Guardian: “The works of dead, white elite men have largely been translated by living, white elite men.” The impact of this is undeniable, as is the gendered way these stories have been told and retold.

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