Power of Women
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Power of Women is a theme, found in literature as well as the visual arts. The Lai d' Aristote is a famous example. Others include Samson and Delilah, Adam being tempted by Eve, Salome and John the Baptist and Virgil suspended in a basket.
It is related to antifeminist literature of the Middle Ages.
- The Power of Women: A Topos in Medieval Art and Literature, Susan L. Smith (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995).
- Strong and independent women
- Female superiority