2 thoughts on “SS: hedgehogs

  1. Click on Beckett to see how many authors you can identify – I could identify several including Bob Lane!

    Click on the hedgehog and read this:
    For instance, scholars have suggested that Plato associates women with philosophy in an allegorizing mode, picturing the search for wisdom as somehow feminine (as with Boethius’s Lady Philosophy). Thus “the feminine” suggests “gentleness, musicality, or eros plain and simple.” Townsend challenges these ideas persuasively, arguing that, in fact, Plato is not so much interested in femininity as in women, and that his interest lies not in women’s supposed gentleness or weakness, or their value as sexual objects, but in their agency and in their straddling of two worlds: the public and the private.


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