Jul 17, 2022
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This article is reproduced with the authorization of Xuanyan Wenchuang , and the original text is published here Responsible editor: Pan Bohan Reviewing editor: Weng Shihang The 2018 article " The Eternal Myth of Medusa: From Rape Victim to Monster " received a lot of attention, depicting how Medusa went from a beautiful priestess, to being raped by Poseidon, the god of the sea, cursed by Athena, and finally. Beheaded by Perseus, a tragedy that became a "monster". While the flipping of the patriarchal narrative is a good one, some of the repercussions of the article were that many people began to focus their condemnation on Athena as a woman – accusing Athena of patriarchal oppression and The complicity in rape culture — making the mistake of victim-blaming, rather than Poseidon as a man and a raper, is rather disturbing to me. It was replaced by Poseidon's male priest who was Photo Manipulation Services beaten or mauled by Athena in the temple, and Poseidon punished his male priest for this, thinking that he was too weak and neglected to protect the temple, so he was not suitable for the position of temple priest, I don't believe Poseidon will be censured like Athena. Because patriarchal society has never been a society of "blaming the victim", but a society of "woman-blaming", almost only women are to blame at every turn - condemned for resistance and condemned for obedience; because Excessive protection is condemned, and it is condemned for being unable to protect; condemned for being abused, and condemned for abusing others - this is the cruel reality that most women have survived in a patriarchal society. Fortunately, this is not just my personal feeling. The British feminist media bitch media published an article in 2019 titled " Medusa Teaches Women How to Turn the Patriarchy into Stone" (Medusa Teaches Women How to Turn the Patriarchy into Stone) . It is to clear up the grievances of the two women at the same time, and to cite the many mythological stories of women protecting each other, rather than the patriarchal narrative that women have only one side of mutual jealousy and competition.