Cultural Cachet:

The Femme Fatale: Male Fear of Female Ambition

Hosted by Amanda Long & Julia Dyer 

Today, Amanda and Julia unpack the femme fatale.  From the early 40s silver screen to modern media, the cat-like archetype represents male fear of female freedom and power. An independent woman who cares about success, money, and sex (and will do anything she needs to do to get them) with little regard for family, children, or traditional women’s roles creeps into an unsuspecting man’s life bringing death, destruction, and dark romance. The cultural implication warns:  when women break traditional gender roles and step into power, death and chaos ensue. Why are we so tolerant of men’s bad behavior, only to vilify women?

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