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little kon-el

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Subj: Re: C'mon...it makes the most sense...
Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 at 05:04:42 pm EDT (Viewed 272 times)
Reply Subj: Re: C'mon...it makes the most sense...
Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 at 01:29:37 pm EDT (Viewed 221 times)

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    Sure, but there's also the context that all of these women have been raped or abused by men. You also have the stuff from Perez where all of them were reincarnations of women who were killed by men. So one would think there would be issues with how these women saw men and relationships. Especially with Hercules' men raping and abusing them too. They have bracelets to remind them of the chains that Hercules put them in. They have a lasso of truth that is remiscent of the chains they were put in.

The situations notwithstanding, women, and men for that matter, are still shown to be attracted to the opposite sex. What's more, the implication would be that trauma induces sexuality, as opposed to it being a naturally, organic happening. Hypolyta was humiliated by Heracles, yet later in the series, forgave him and had a relationship with him.

    I can see a lot of the Amazons having issues with men, with Diana being the exception because she had never been enslaved.

That's the modern take, women who live together must have issues with men, even though they have had no dealings with men for thousands of years. That's hardly enlightened. No, it's misandry, or at least, an unfair dislike of all men based on the actions of a few.

The idea of amazons being attracted to the opposite sex and the amazons acting on being attracted are different. I mean, we rarely get other Amazons talking about it. They're whole social group is around 1) stopping evil from escaping and 2) being with their sword sisters. It isn't an on-off switch. It's a spectrum. I know lesbians who came out later in life. I've known lesbians who have been attracted to men, but who prefer women.

As far as these women being enlightened, I don't think they are meant to be enlightened. They're meant to be Amazons warrior women, and they've shown in the past to be blinded by avarace, by rage, by love and by pride. And yes, while it might be unfair to not like men because of what some men have done, it isn't out the question either...considering they wake up every day with bracelets that remind them of how men have mistreated them.

- l.k.

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