For those of you who don’t know, I’m a devotee of the Greek God Ares, Lord of war, rebellion, civil order, the protection and sacking of cities, etc etc fun times etc. I practice my religion in a mostly-reconstructionist fashion and therefore strive to be as historically accurate as reasonably possible.
I also happen to be female.
I mention this because I’ve seen a disturbing trend lately where people seem to be under the impression that Ares is a misogynist, or a rapist, or abuses or neglects or resents women or Goddesses. What I find particularly unfair about this belief is that not only is it completely false, but to the contrary, Ares is probably one of the most women-accepting of all the Theoi, the Greek Gods. More accepting, in fact, than several of the Goddesses.
So kindly allow me to take a moment and utterly debunk it.
Note: you may consider this post my standing challenge for anyone who thinks they can show that Ares hates women or rapes women or whatever to come to me, Soloontherocks, and try to prove it. But you’d better bring evidence.