THE GODDESS/MONSTER

Patriarchal cultures demonize female divinity and power. The original cunctipotent goddess is made monstrous – the vagina dentata (toothed) and the Gorgon Medusa. In 2016, Trump often was cast as the male hero slaying the Medusa, shown as Hillary Clinton. Just days after Kamala Harris was named the vice-presidential nominee, she too was depicted as Medusa.

CATEGORIES

The Divided States of America
Demonization
Dehumanization
Cards and Canards
Who Is "America"? Whose "America" Is It?
Racism & Xenophobia
Immigrant Detentions and Contentions
Man Up
MeToo Movements
Misogyny and Misogynoir
Age-Related
Threats of Harm & Electoral Violence
Bullying, Shaming, and Lying
Transphobia
Homophobia
Pandemic Politics
Unmasked Meanings
God on Our Side
Gun Battles
Black Lives Matter
Pop Archetypes
Fake News, Troll Tidings
Disinformation and Conspiracy "Theories"
Talking Back to the Cap
Making and Remaking America
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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University

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