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The Allegory of Freedom

The personification of Woman began when we looked to the sky and named a planet, Venus. Woman as allegory can stand for a variety of conceptualizations.  The Ideal of Woman as quintessential Other has been appropriated endlessly to personify conceptions: Nature, Nations, Ships…, as well as the promise of Democracy and Freedom. Today, “Goddess” does …

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