Thursday, April 27, 2006

Poor Athena!

Good article on what the patriarchy did to the Greek Goddesses. Here's a snippet:

"In 458 BC, [Athena] blatently rejects her mother Metis in Aeschylus's Oresteia , as she also justifies the priority of men over women; 'It is my task to render final judgment here...There is no mother anywhere who gave me birth... I am always for the male with all my heart, and strongly on my father's side.'"

1 comment:

Anne Johnson said...

Misquoted or spun by Fox News, no doubt.