The historical narratives that we are typically fed in educational and mainstream spaces often prioritise white history and white culture. Where is the ‘other’ side of history?
In the 21st Century, pre-conceived understandings of society often lie embedded within ancient and Hellenistic civilisations, such as the great Roman, Greek and Persian Empires. The female deities which emerged from such civilisations often epitomise traditional femininity.
“Aboriginal women have always known our place in our communities, in societies and in activism. It is time for non-Indigenous activists, and feminists especially, to understand not only our struggle, but also our persistent survival.”
“Recently, an article penned by Sarah E Bond caused vitriolic stir when she noted that white marble statues were originally painted and may indicate that people from different races had some impact on the Ancient Greek and Roman world.”
A listicle of significant events which occurred from 1848 to 1992.
“And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.”
“When it feels like I can’t change anything in the outside world, it is sometimes easier to sit down with … some familiar feminist writing.”
“… the reason why the term ‘witch’ came to depict an evil woman who should be put to death at the earliest convenience, is because men in all their precious masculinity, felt threatened.”
“A witch’s powers – coming from within and being inherently feminine in nature – are thus particularly threatening to male-centric power structures.”
“But I would argue that we cannot criticise depictions of femininity if we do not uphold the same scrutiny for portrayals of men, particularly in a film that celebrates what it means to be a man.”