Why Woman Got the Power is a mythological tale based in the American South. It is a variation of the Adam and Eve story complete with god, the devil and his slyness. This story takes you on a journey about how man and woman started of on equal footing and for the to change because of one persons thirst for power and control. You will see the what happens when one person thinks they can control the other and how it is rectified through cunning and intellect. What people believe about the Adam and Eve story my soon change in this tale.
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