Sometimes this can lead to survivors' mothers refusing to acknowledge and confront their daughter's pain, and even blaming or abusing their own daughters because it is too heavy for them to bear. But in the company of a good support system, survivor mothers have the opportunity to break out of this vicious cycle and become one of the best backstops and supports for their daughters who have suffered sexual violence. Also based on this point of view, I differ from Schwark in that, Schwark believed that Athena put Medusa's head on the shield to protect herself, and I went a step further and believed that, Maybe Athena wasn't just trying to protect herself. After all, Athena watched Medusa survive for many years after being sexually assaulted. She thought that her "curse" had finally protected Medusa, but was finally cracked and killed by another man.
Thinking about it carefully, Athena may not be able to bear the Image Manipulation Service guilt of being unable to protect Medusa again. She put Medusa's head on the shield is likely to mourn and commemorate, just like a mother who will travel around with her daughter's ashes. Perseus_(Benvenuto_Cellini)_2013_Februar Photo Credit: Morio @ CC BY-SA 3.0 Medusa killed by Perseus At the same time, this approach also acts as a shock to the (male) enemy by the goddess of war Athena, thereby declaring Medusa's contribution to resisting male domination, and also symbolizing Athena's use of Medusa as her former priestess Rong.
As for the narration with Medusa as the main body, it is very scarce, because the narration of "compulsory heterosexuality" (compulsory heterosexuality) prevails in the patriarchal society, which mainly focuses on her hatred for men and erases her hatred for other women. Love. This kind of love is not simply erotic love, but the solidarity love of women as a class protecting each other.