Referred pain: privileging male emotions in narrative instances of female physical suffering

  title={Referred pain: privileging male emotions in narrative instances of female physical suffering},
  author={Berit {\AA}str{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of Gender Studies},
  pages={125 - 137}
This article analyses literary patterns of female subordination, and focuses in particular on what the author terms ‘referred pain’. By juxtaposing two early modern texts, William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus and Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, with two modern visual texts, John Woo's Mission: impossible 2 and Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge, the author discusses the recurring trope of privileging male emotional suffering over female physical suffering, and suggests that one reason for the continuing… 
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