Female Power

Female Power

Boadicea
British warrior-queen who led a revolt against the Romans. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 116]
Camilla
maiden-warrior who battles Aeneas’ forces. [Rom. Lit.: Vergil Aeneid]
Hippolyta
queen of the Amazons; attacked Attica but was defeated by Theseus, who then married her. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 468]
Macbeth, Lady
goads Macbeth to murder Duncan and seize power. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Macbeth]
Pilar
strong-minded female leader of a group of guerrillas in the Spanish Civil War. [Am. Lit.: Hemingway For Whom the Bell Tolls]
Semiramis
warrior-queen founded Babylon; legendary conqueror, identified with the goddess Ishtar. [Asiatic Hist.: EB (1963) XX, 315]
Valkyries
warlike virgins who ride into battle to select, from the heroes to be slain, those worthy of dining with Odin in Valhalla. [Scand. Myth.: Benét, 1046]
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EveryWoman said in a statement that the growing misogyny shows that the men in government are fearful of one thing: female power.
This is linked to India's traditions of goddess worship, where "Shakti" or female power is recognised as an embodiment of the feminine.
Adding to art historical research by Babette Bohn or Caroline Murphy, Campbell's study once again points to the city of Bologna as a unique site of female power and presence between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries.
The agricultural sector mainly relies on female power and is polarised by some 500,000 women, she underlined, specifying that a national strategy for rural women's social and economic empowerment for the 2017-2020 period had been devised.
I can see it is very well run by female power with lots of young girls sorting things out.
We're gonna have a bit of a female power base in Gotham which we're really excited about.
Sunardi is particularly interested in the construction of femaleness and magnetic female power, including how men who perform as women access it and its perseverance 'in the face of a variety of cultural pressures that work to contain, control, and suppress it' (p.
Focusing on Tang through Southern Song sources, she considers how images of female leaders from the Wu-Zhou period of Wu Zhao's dominance through the Jinglong era were formed in the rhetoric of history, historical romance, and fiction, and the tropes identified with them and how they developed over time, how their legitimacy or lack of legitimacy as women rulers was interpreted and appropriated by later writers, what they represent in the moral-cosmic schemas of historical literary narratives, and the meaning of female power in relation to these women.
But here in the States, we are still deeply distrustful of female desire, female power, female success.
I strive to be a part of more projects of female power and possibility.
Despite 50 years of feminist progress, female power can still feel threatening to men and intimidating to women, so, like Diana Prince, Hillary Clinton often has to keep her inner Wonder Woman under wraps.

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