Dropping this campaign--it's to be renewed in another form...
Campaign masthead photos: The Rape of the Sabine Women, statue by Johann Heinrich Schönfeld, painting by Pablo Picasso.
Fascinating history behind the artworks, and a key moment in the Battle of the Sexes, or the interplay of the Matriarchy and Patriarchy during the founding of Rome: The Rape of the Sabine Women
As I began formulting possible future related efforts towards the rape issue, it occured to me that this was tied in to what is commonly called "The Battle of the Sexes," an archetypal expression that everyone can nod & wink & understand, but ironically a Google search on the term brings up no scholarly backgrounds but merely a few scientific studies on evolution, documentaries and texts mostly concerned with things like job statistics and other social indicators, and virually nothing on the ancient expression itself.
I next turned to Jung and Joseph Campbell figuring these two concerned with grand human archetypes must surly have something. There were a few arcane references such as a mystical treatise but not much, except references to their other theories and god/goddess figures.
While my new projects are pending and I review the recent battles, here are a few of the best I turned up and will be referencing, while obviously the subject of rape itself has been intensly debated for centuries, and I give some recent articles on the associated Survive Facebook Page.
The Battle of the Sexes
Not in order of importance, and pro & con views used for comparisons:
While not touching directly on rape, the above give an overview leading to this struggle, in the hopes to better understand what leads to it, while there are likely many references to rape itself and the driving forces that lead to it--for later research, this gives some background to my next projects.
The Amazons versus the Greeks