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Mother Nature denounced promiscuous maidservants exploiting men

Sex is socially constructed as a good that men lack and women possess. In the 12th-century Architrenius, Mother Nature denounced that exploitation of men. … Read the post Mother Nature denounced promiscuous maidservants exploiting men
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Oct. 15, 2017, 7:04 p.m.

facing reality: pampered slave girl threatened to cuckold her master

Men's fantasy of having a beautiful, singing slave girl meets reality in an 11th-century Arabic story of a slave girl threatening to cuckold her master. … Read the post facing reality: pampered slave girl threatened to cuckold her master
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Oct. 15, 2017, 6:46 p.m.

girdle of Venus for Architrenius: the cuckold in castration culture

Johannes de Hauvilla’s insightful medieval Latin satire Architrenius associated mother-prompted marriage and the girdle of Venus with castration culture. … Read the post girdle of Venus for Architrenius: the cuckold in castration culture
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Oct. 15, 2017, 6:36 p.m.

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Oct. 11, 2017, 4:03 a.m.

man in medieval Baghdad foolishly acted as courtly lover

In 11th-century Baghdad, a singing slave girl tried to enlighten a young man who fell in love with her and wooed her as a courtly lover. … Read the post man in medieval Baghdad foolishly acted as courtly lover
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Oct. 8, 2017, 7:07 p.m.

public discussion of rape based on ignorance, bigotry & superstition

Instead of spewing ignorance, bigotry & superstition, rape studies should reject gender bigotry, recognize female perpetrators, and include inmate victims. … Read the post public discussion of rape based on ignorance, bigotry & superstition
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Oct. 8, 2017, 7:02 p.m.

misandry & castration culture repress alternate lifestyles for men

Men seeking alternate lifestyles to escape from gynocentrism face misandry and castration culture as did Cistercian conversi in medieval Europe. … Read the post misandry & castration culture repress alternate lifestyles for men
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Oct. 8, 2017, 6:52 p.m.

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Sept. 27, 2017, 4:01 a.m.

horse vs. mule: Burnel recognized value of seminal action

In Speculum stultorum, the wise donkey Burnel didn't want to be a bishop like a sterile mule. Burnel valued seminal action. You should, too. … Read the post horse vs. mule: Burnel recognized value of seminal action
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Sept. 24, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

life of saints chronicled man’s sexual deprivation and suffering

In the lives of saints Ioustina (Justina) and Kyprianos (Cyprian), a forgotten man's sexual deprivation and suffering offers lessons today for men in love. … Read the post life of saints chronicled man’s sexual deprivation and suffering
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Sept. 24, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

learning from women: tears will gain you forgiveness for all your crimes

Drawing upon insights from Speculum stultorum, men seeking gender equality must cry openly and profusely in the face of appalling injustices against men. … Read the post learning from women: tears will gain you forgiveness for all your crimes
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Sept. 24, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

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Sept. 13, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

mother’s emotional abuse pushed Burnel to study in Paris

In the medieval Latin Speculum stultorum, Burnel's mother emotionally abused him. Burnel as an adult donkey pursued foolish ways to win her love. … Read the post mother’s emotional abuse pushed Burnel to study in Paris
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Sept. 12, 2017, 3:20 a.m.

Jan van Eyck, Canon van der Paele, and Galbert of Bruges

Jan van Eyck's The Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele in St. Donation's Church in Bruges invoked betrayal in ordinary and salvation history. … Read the post Jan van Eyck, Canon van der Paele, and Galbert of Bruges
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Sept. 12, 2017, 3:02 a.m.

Moschos in Pratum Spirituale told of women sexually harassing men

John Moschos in his Pratum Spirituale {Spiritual Meadow} described Christian women acting strongly and decisively to end their sexual harassment of men. … Read the post Moschos in Pratum Spirituale told of women sexually harassing men
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Sept. 12, 2017, 2:35 a.m.

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Aug. 16, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

women should express greater, wider-ranging love for men

In 1481, a Byzantine woman in Thessaloniki inscribed an intense, cultured love poem on the tomb of her beloved man, Loukas Spandounes. … Read the post women should express greater, wider-ranging love for men
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Aug. 13, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Galbert chronicled horrific violence against men in medieval Flanders

Chronicling the murder of Charles the Good in medieval Flanders, Galbert of Bruges reported numberless men's deaths. Take notice of violence against men. … Read the post Galbert chronicled horrific violence against men in medieval Flanders
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Aug. 13, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

husband blaming wife for infertility wrong in Christian marriage

Anger and anguish over infertility don't belong in truly Christian marriage. Christian husbands and wives are always fruitful. … Read the post husband blaming wife for infertility wrong in Christian marriage
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Aug. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Widows update hogs all Internet bandwidth & craps on its user-serfs

If you use Microsoft Windows 10, your computer and your internet connection aren’t yours. Windows owns them. Your needs and preferences as a user matter little in relation to what Windows wants to do to you. If Windows 10 decides it wants to download a mega-update, it can just do it. That will make your … Continue reading Widows update hogs all Internet bandwidth & craps on its user-serfs
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Aug. 13, 2017, 8:45 p.m.