Medea Benjamin has spent a lifetime confronting powerful people, so she was a bit baffled when Obama called her a ‘young lady.’
So who is Medea Benjamin—and why should we listen to her, as Obama said?
Gaia and Medea are powerful metaphors, as well, for human evolution and development.
Benjamin, however, had read another version, one in which Medea was simply misunderstood.
First of all, Medea was not the name she was given at birth, but one that she took “early in life,” as she says.
The whole of this splendid speech should be compared with the fragment of Neophron's Medea, on which it is obviously modelled.
He returns with it to Greece, Medea accompanying him as his wife.
In the Medea and the Hippolytus Euripides again displays this virtue of stern stoicism in two women.
In reply to this question, the wicked Medea put in her word.
It was prior to the arrival of Medea in Greece, and even to the Argonautic expedition.
famous sorceress, daughter of the king of Colchis, from Latin Medea, from Greek Medeia, literally "cunning," related to medos "counsel, plan, device, cunning," medein "to protect, rule over," from PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider" (see meditation).