Extra Credit: Sexism or 'liberated women'? - Extra credit linked to Gilgamesh

  • Directions:

    First go through the Gilgamesh text. 
    1) How many women can you find?
    2) List them, and explain how they are treated in the text? 
    3) Are the women treated as heroes? Are they respected?
    4) In your opinion, why do you think women were treated this way in ancient literature?
    5) Have things improved since then?

    Now, read the article "The Big Sexy Problem With Superheroes" and then answer the following:

    First go through the article's text. 
    1) How many women can you find?
    2) List them, and explain how they are treated in the text? 
    3) Are the women treated as heroes? Are they respected?
    4) In your opinion, why do you think women were treated this way in ancient literature?
    5) Has treatment of women in popular story telling improved? 
    6) What is the issue present in the article?
    7) How can we improve this?