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Temptress: From the Original Bad Girls to Women on Top

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This survey of seductive women in myth, history, and popular culture can be said to be feminist, in that these women exemplify the challenging of male dominance. Billingshurst, affiliated with Simon Fraser University in Canada, mixes sociology with well- illustrated, sassy profiles of women who used/use their sexy image to control their fate--from the biblical Eve to Lolita and Madonna.
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According to Jane Billinghurst, men created the idea of the temptress — an irresistible woman bent on bringing them down — to justify the fact that they so often surrender to women, especially in the bedroom. In this fascinating study, she examines this vision in history, mythology, in the Bible, artwork, and film. She traces the evolution of the temptress from an almost demonic presence in folklore to current in-your-face performers like Madonna.

The changing image of the temptress reflects the ebb and flow of men's fears and fantasies, as well as women's self-possession and power. When men feel threatened by women's control, temptresses are seen as dangerous. When there is a lull in the battle of the sexes, these women become objects of fantasies. Billinghurst makes the case that when men begin to accept women as equals, the figure of the temptress will serve to accommodate both male and female desires.

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ISBN:
9781553650362
Subtitle:
From the Original Bad Girls to Women on Top
Other:
Billinghurst, Jane
Author:
Billinghurst, Jane
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20040518
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 color photos, 40 color illustrations
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.75 x 6.5 in 22 lb

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According to Jane Billinghurst, men created the idea of the temptress — an irresistible woman bent on bringing them down — to justify the fact that they so often surrender to women, especially in the bedroom. In this fascinating study, she examines this vision in history, mythology, in the Bible, artwork, and film. She traces the evolution of the temptress from an almost demonic presence in folklore to current in-your-face performers like Madonna.

The changing image of the temptress reflects the ebb and flow of men's fears and fantasies, as well as women's self-possession and power. When men feel threatened by women's control, temptresses are seen as dangerous. When there is a lull in the battle of the sexes, these women become objects of fantasies. Billinghurst makes the case that when men begin to accept women as equals, the figure of the temptress will serve to accommodate both male and female desires.

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