Beyond the Hero’s Journey

The Heroine’s Journey

Beyond the Hero's Journey

“This depiction of an autonomous woman is of course a nightmare vision of feminine power, a grotesque of female appetite – as if to say that to be a woman who wants, is to be a woman who can only want, whose wants are by definition out of control, oceanic, threatening to swamp the world like nature gone awry….  “What is it that woman wants?” How strongly Freud resisted knowing, although all day long women told him their secrets.” – Bonnie Friedman on the Wicked Witch of the West.

Still more tomorrow…

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