Sawing a woman in half.
Why always a woman?
It can't be sex appeal... she's wearing a box, and cut into pieces.
If that's meant to be attractive, society's message has gotten lost on its way to me.
Maybe it's symbolic revenge on someone who came to King Solomon.
One woman agrees to have a baby cut in half, and so she is cut in half, essentially in effigy, at magic shows for the rest of time.
It's in line with the way the universe has treated other women...
Eve is tricked by the devil into eating the forbidden fruit, and all future generations of women suffer painful childbirth.
(God punishes all women for what one MALE demon did.
The whole universe is an old boys' club.
Probably the oldest.)
And the sawing in half is just another representation of that devil-induced painful childbirth (in C-section format).