Femme Fatale l Backpack
Medusa once was a lovely young woman with beautiful hair who attracted the attention of Poseidon, the male ruler of the Sea according to Greek mythology. Guess what! He wasn’t interested in getting tips from her in how to maintain a healthy hair away from the damage of the salty waters, but instead… he raped her in Athena’s Temple.
In a male- centered society the feminisation of monsters served to demonise women.
Her beauty was considered dangerous, her sex appeal a threat.
If you look it up, for centuries all kinds of women in power have been compared to Medusa and not necessary in a good way.
We appropriate Medusa’s myth as symbol of femme fatale, an icon to remind us all the female rage.