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Mary (Madonna) vs. Eve (Whore) Dichotomy

Human Sexuality Presentation
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Stephanie Arendall

on 26 November 2012

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Transcript of Mary (Madonna) vs. Eve (Whore) Dichotomy

How Christian views relate to current ideas of Madonna-Whore dichotomy Movies Literature Music Christian Views of Female Sexuality Paternity uncertainties in male psyche
Approach-avoid conflict between mating with the virgin or whore
~ Approach—Virgin Mary
~ Avoid—Eve
Uncertainty is potential reason for long engagement
Helps to ensure no kids are going to show up after marriage that do not belong to the male involved Madonna-Whore Complex in the Media Cruel Intentions- Annette Hargrove vs. Kathryn Merteuil

Hunchback of Notre Dame- Esmeralda

Grease- Sandra Dee vs. Betty Rizzo

Mona Lisa Smile- Kathryn Watson

Little Mermaid- Ariel

Aladdin- Jasmine

West Side Story

Sex and the City- Charlotte vs. Samantha Tale of 2 Cities—Lucie Manette vs. Madame Defargo

Pride and Prejudice—Elizabeth Bennett vs. Lynda Bennett

Fifty Shades of Grey

Outlander Series

Tar Baby

Most Romance Novels Christina Aguilera

Britney Spears

Destiny's Child

Meredith Brooks

Jessica Simpson

En Vogue

Many more! Evolution Madonna vs. Whore Dichotomy “The Madonna-Eve opposition institutionalized by the church fathers turned the personal obsessions of a few troubled and probably sexually frustrated men into a monumental force that swept away all sense of reality and perspective, demonstrating the ability of culture to turn natural human inclinations, such as paternal uncertainty into monsters.” (Tumanov, 2011) •These women provided the foundation for the Approach-avoid conflict found later in Christian perspective. • Goddesses were role models to the women of Ancient Greece
o Hera, Athena and Aphrodite • Uncertainty is potential reason why many Greeks sought for a virgin wife and a woman who would be faithful to them much like Hera and never stray. They did want a housewife that would mind her own business unlike Hera. Early Portrails of Women
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