Women should always be treated politely. There’s an extra dash of foolishness in angering an aggressive woman who is physically larger and far more powerful. She might tie your little self to a bench and spank you. Or even ….
He is a symbolist painter in the wake of Gustave Moreau , Lucien Levy-Dhurmer , Edgar Maxence , Émile-René Ménard . Steeped in his reading, Mallarme , Baudelaire , Huysmans , he inspired the masters of the Quattrocento , the Pre-Raphaelites , the Art Nouveau .(French Wikipédia via Google Translate)
Circe and the men she turned into pigs.
The more legendary than historical Cleopatra.
A woman of fashion with a mere horse jockey.
This giantess was the the image that caught my eyes weeks ago.
Major trouble-maker Helen of Troy.
She’s responisble for all our problems: Pandora.
A major mythological bad girl of the time: Salomé.
Many fin-de-siècle artists and writers and those who were influenced by them in the early 20th century were fascinated by what has been called feminine perversity.
They are often accused of being misogynistic. Foolishness. Nobody says women who like bad boys are guilty of misandry.
The ‘perverse’ woman or ‘bad’ girl has a freedom of action, a range of behavior beyond the norm. It makes her see power in her. And a masochist like myself hopes she’ll cause me to suffer. And in my pain adore her, not despise her.
Much could be said about all this but this isn’t the place.