The real story of Medusa may not be what you think it is - a quick google about Athena and Medusa throws up plenty of versions of the myth you think you know.
We like to think of it as an evocative legend showing that women need to look out for and protect one another in a male dominated society. Athena was aware of Poseidon’s ‘hunger’ for Medusa and knew of Medusa’s vow of celibacy.
What if Athena’s curse on Medusa wasn’t a punishment at all, but an act of kindness and protection? The name itself, Medusa, even derives from an ancient Greek verb that means “protect and guard” which ties back to Athena’s attempt to protect Medusa from further unwanted male attention and abuse by giving her the ultimate power over men - the power to both punish and avoid the male gaze regardless of the rank or status of the man daring to look at her - and, in effect, creating the archetypal femme fatale: a fusion of femininity, erotic desire, protection, female empowerment, violence, and death.
Grab your Purseus as you're going to want to get hold of this Rainha X Meerkatsu collab!
• a brand new custom ladies cut, still offering a compression fit to keep it in place.
• a lighter weight premium material than our previous Rashguards - 83% Polyester, 17% Spandex - breathable and offering UV protection so they really are summer ready.
• flatlock stitching throughout for comfort and quality.
• fully sublimated artwork by the legendary Meerkatsu, so it never cracks or peels.
...and they're designed and manufactured right here in the UK.
XS / Bust 33" (84cm) / Waist 24" (61cm) / Dress size UK6-8
S / Bust 35" (89cm) / Waist 26" (66cm) / Dress size UK8-10
M / Bust 37" (94cm) / Waist 28" (71cm) / Dress size UK10-12
L / Bust 39" (99cm) / Waist 30" (76cm) / Dress size UK12-14
XL / Bust 41" (104cm) / Waist 32" (81cm) / Dress size UK14-16
XXL / Bust 43" (109cm) / Waist 34" (86cm) / Dress size UK16-18