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Mayday review: A woman’s answer to Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch

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Myths often attempt to place structure on things humanity considers inexplicable, and for some reason, women have often been placed in that category. Misogyny has shaped religious and cultural belief around the world, turning mythological women into figures of fear and catastrophe. Pandora’s curiosity causes her to open a box that unleashes evil and despair into a previously innocent world. Horrific figures like the succubus and the gello are tied up in masculine fear of female sexuality and societal expectations of female fertility, respectively. And sirens have long been positioned as duplicitous figures who turn men’s supposedly natural tendency for protection and assistance against them, luring sailors to their deaths. Will…



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