[LMB] The heroine's journey
rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 11:24:24 BST 2021
Frankly I don't think he thought of women heroines. He was firmly rooted in
the ancient stories of Gilgamesh, Odysseys, Jason, Ivanhoe! Etc. Women in
these tales were allies and supporters of these "Heroes".
Infact, in many times ancient stories the Woman were the catalyst such
as Helen in the "Illiad" as well as alies in Odysseus.
Sad to say we have lived in a Male dominated society for a long, long time.
However because of these conversations we have come to recognize those
inequalities in our society.
I'm optimistic that we will finally reach equality.
We just have to work together on what constitute a equal society.
On Thu, Sep 30, 2021, 12:47 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 12:21 AM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> > Although I've heard that Cambell, though not notably misogynist, simply
> > no place for women in his stories.
> It would be fairer to say that the mythologies he studied had little place
> for women. Although there are some exceptions - cultures at the edge of
> survival often have distinct behaviors and roles for men and women, but
> place equal emphasis and importance on them. And in those cultures women
> can often be replaced by men, and vice versa, in traditional stories. But
> most of the time, old stories have guys playing the heroes.
> Matt G.
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