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Aphrodite: Your body is not his temple.

Aphrodite. The goddess of love. The standard for female beauty. Adulteress jealous slut.   At least that is what some of her stories would have us believe.   She is the unattainable standard of beauty that women must strive for. Aphrodite is example of how the patriarchy will try to control and shame you for not playing by their rules.   Be her in the ways men find pleasing. Don’t be like her in ways they don’t.   They tell us she is silly, air headed, shallow and vain.  Women are silly, air headed, shallow and vain.  Brainless fuck toys.   When I read her stories, I see a women who refused to be bound by patriarchal rule. Aphrodite gives zero fucks about what anyone thought and stood in her power. A power so strong that the patriarchy is still trying to bind her, control her and strip away that power.   Aphrodite is a woman who continues to be herself no matter what the patriarchy tries to do to her.  She owns her sexualality. Even though Zeus (patriarchy) tries to take that from her through a forced marriage.   The harder the patriarchy works to control, shame, or disempower […]