In the beginning… life was apparently perfect. Until men made the Gods upset and they sent down their greatest fear. Women. Well, one woman in particular. Join us in this episode to learn the ancient Greek story of Pandora, the first woman and bringer of all gifts. But what does this story mean when you view it from a feminist perspective? And how does our frame of reference shape our understanding of stories such as Pandora’s? Listen to this mini episode to learn more!
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Deviant will to knowledge: The pandora myth and its feminist revisions. (n.d.). Deviant Women. https://doi.org/10.3726/978-3-653-03319-9/13
Marguerite Johnson Associate Professor of Ancient History and Classical Languages. (2022, April 15). A feminist nightmare: How fear of women haunts our earliest myths. The Conversation. Retrieved April 18, 2022, from https://theconversation.com/a-feminist-nightmare-how-fear-of-women-haunts-our-earliest-myths-37789Pandora’s box. Visit the main page. (n.d.). Retrieved April 18, 2022, from https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Pandora%27s_Box