It's not my place to shatter the illusion that the Greek myths are anything other than outrageously fascinating and fun stories from worlds long gone.Yet by telling these stories, I wonder if I'm somehow contributing to a culture that continues to blame the victims of violence.
Healing from sexual assault is very difficult, especially when your friends and family not only invalidate your claims but blame you for being raped. Victim blaming, however, is a huge part of our culture.
What is worth noting is that all of these male characters are basically users and abusers of their friends, family, and lovers. Yet Bella is attacked in various circles because she allows herself to be abused and used.