[LMB] The heroine's journey

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 18:49:00 BST 2021


On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 12:21 AM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Although I've heard that Cambell, though not notably misogynist, simply had
> 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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