"We need to make the effort to read this horrific story from the point of view of the women, rather than the men. When we do this they move from being archetypical evil women who sexually abuse their own father, to become women who are themselves the victims of sexual violence and constraint, and whose actions are acts of great courage in the face of great threat.
"Does this make you feel uncomfortable, I wonder? Are you starting to question or undermine what I’m saying? If so, then good, because it means that the invitation to hear the text differently is working, and our implicit assumptions about male power are being challenged."
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