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During the second half of the nineteenth century, because more and more women were dissatisfied with their condition, they demanded everything from the right to vote to the right to wear trousers. A good number of men found this "strong-minded woman" rather threatening.
2020/06/13 08:39
An aggressive woman only exacerbates these fears, which find their way into artwork in representations of this femme fatale throughout history.
2020/06/13 08:39
a programmatic seducer and killer of men
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she is the very embodiment of lust and peril.
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Thus, the dangerous woman is at her worst when the frightening connection between "sexual consummation and male vulnerability" is exploited by the woman. The sphinx, then, arose as a popular femme fatale. Being half woman and half animal,
2020/06/13 08:40
"no other century depicted woman as vampire, as castrator, as killer so consistently, so programmatically, and so nakedly as the nineteenth."
2020/06/13 08:42