10 Sep 2019

Sady Doyle: monstrous women in film and literature

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:09 pm on 10 September 2019

Women have often been portrayed as monsters, think Medusa from ancient Greek mythology or the monster mother-in-law in pop culture. Embrace it says feminist writer Sady Doyle, because too often the monster or villain labels have been used by men to define women who dare to be different. She explores why women are made out to be monsters in books, and horror movies as well as true crime stories, in her new book Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power,

Sady Doyle

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