You think you know the story of Pygmalion and Galatea, but you don’t.
The myth of the artist who falls in love with his creation is lovely but quite different from the original text.
In this episode, we’ll look back at Pygmalion and trace the path of his romantic but surprisingly kinky story all the way to the modern day versions.
(Spoiler Alert, by the way: If you haven’t watched the movie Ex Machina then you might want to before you listen to this episode.)
The charitable organizations that we’re promoting this week include:
- RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the country’s largest anti sexual-assault organization.
- Every year 15 million girls are married off before they turn 18. That’s 30 girls a minute, forced into adulthood and in most cases denied education, health care, and most importantly the opportunity to pursue their own life. Girls not Brides has made it their mission to bring child marriage to global attention, and to build an understanding of what it will take to end child marriage.
- The National Partnership for Women and Families has fought for every major policy advancement that has helped women and families in the past three decades. The group fights for national legislation but can help individuals find resources needed to fight their own battles.
Or there are plenty of charities and organizations in your community that could use your help. Please consider making a donation of your time or money. The impact of your small contribution can make a massive difference in someone’s life.