Mainikka Mainardi M. (2012), Le bambole pericolose di Euripide. Humanitas Nova, febbraio 2012

Being forcedly isolated in a harmless, induced stupidity, in order to keep her dangerousness under control, the woman is a victim of cultural misoginy, which reduces her to a ‘doll’. The man can play with her, continuously belittle her, and throw her away as he likes. However, Euripides must have experienced that the woman is unlikely to accept humiliation without striking a blow; therefore, his heroines are able to find a logic in their most dangerous irrationality; and it is under the guidance of this logic that they tragically act.