Reblog article about #opera: La Donna é Mobile: Stereotyping of Women

We wanted to share an article about opera that was recently posted on the opera21 site:

La Donna é Mobile: Stereotyping of Women

By Esther Corona

Here is an excerpt from the introduction to the above article:

Sexism is, by definition, linked to stereotyping and is a term which, even before gender theories emerged and developed, was used to explain discrimination and prejudice against women. It should not be strange then that opera, an art form that developed in highly patriarchal societies, presents so many examples of sexism. Often women were presented akin to helpless children and wards at best, and as chattels and possession in the worst cases. Women are also seen as sources of evil: temptresses and prostitutes. To read the full article, click on the above link.

Ci sentiamo presto, Lina

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