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no fable: Thais showed men’s propensity to believe women

From Aesop to Phaedrus to Gualterus Anglicus, a fable describes Thais seducing a young man aware of her deceptions but satisfied with pleasure and betrayal. … Read the post no fable: Thais showed men’s propensity to believe women
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Feb. 19, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

contemptus mundi: MGTOW rebellion against gynocentric world

With vigorous expressions of Contemptus mundi, medieval men rebelled against the gynocentric world and anticipated today's MGTOWs. … Read the post contemptus mundi: MGTOW rebellion against gynocentric world
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Feb. 19, 2018, 8:15 p.m.

making men into gynocentric drones: an example of medieval education

Like much education today, the late medieval schooltexts Disticha Catonis and Facetus instructed young men in subservience to women under gynocentrism. … Read the post making men into gynocentric drones: an example of medieval education
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Feb. 19, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

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Feb. 14, 2018, 5:01 a.m.

husbands, believe your eyes if you see yourself being cuckolded

Throughout history, husbands have been persuaded that, after seeing his wife committing adultery, he didn't actually see his wife committing adultery. … Read the post husbands, believe your eyes if you see yourself being cuckolded
purple motes
Feb. 11, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

fear of pregnancy in the classical Arabic poetry of Abu Nuwas

Comparing beardless youth to women as sexual partners, the classical Arabic poet Abu Nuwas saw the risk of pregnancy as a disadvantage of women for men. … Read the post fear of pregnancy in the classical Arabic poetry of Abu Nuwas
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Feb. 11, 2018, 5:05 p.m.

Ecbasis captivi: no escape for man from gynocentric yearnings

In the medieval Latin beast epic Ecbasis captivi, a monk-calf's gynocentric yearning for his mother's breasts nearly gets him eaten by a wolf. … Read the post Ecbasis captivi: no escape for man from gynocentric yearnings
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Feb. 11, 2018, 5:01 p.m.

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Feb. 7, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

husbands care for their wives’ sexual well-being: two case studies

As medieval men understood, husbands' care for their wives' sexual well-being encompassed care for their own bodies and for their own sexual self-esteem. … Read the post husbands care for their wives’ sexual well-being: two case studies
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Jan. 29, 2018, 12:10 a.m.

Swift shows social failures of men’s literature & enlightenment

Jonathan Swift's poems Cassinus and Peter and Strephon and Chloe comically instruct men in the folly of courtly love. They sadly were social failures. … Read the post Swift shows social failures of men’s literature & enlightenment
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Jan. 29, 2018, 12:03 a.m.

wives disparaging husbands with female privilege: the case of Humayda

In addition to saying he is full of shit, Humayda disparaged her husband for not giving her sufficient gifts & being reluctant to risk battlefield death. … Read the post wives disparaging husbands with female privilege: the case of Humayda
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Jan. 28, 2018, 11:50 p.m.

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Jan. 23, 2018, noon

Poggio Bracciolini’s vital, lost insight into husbands’ sexual failures

As the great medieval churchman Poggio recognized, a husband's penis is highly sensitive and smart. It will withdraw from a repulsive, abusive wife. … Read the post Poggio Bracciolini’s vital, lost insight into husbands’ sexual failures
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Jan. 17, 2018, 2:45 a.m.

men desiring women must swerve from dream vision to bodily reality

Book 4 of Lucretius' De rerum natura urges men acting as slaves of love to swerve from dream vision to seeing the bodily reality of beloved women. … Read the post men desiring women must swerve from dream vision to bodily reality
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Jan. 17, 2018, 2:41 a.m.

visions inspired daughter to reject life of female privilege

An ancient Christian story from the Lives of the Fathers instructs daughters to reject female privilege and to appreciation their fathers' difficult lives. … Read the post visions inspired daughter to reject life of female privilege
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Jan. 17, 2018, 2:25 a.m.

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Jan. 10, 2018, 5:01 a.m.

fathers for cuckolding: the problem of gender justice & grandchildren

While many fathers yearn to have grandchildren, fathers should encourage gender justice, not cuckolding as in a medieval Latin story from Poggio. … Read the post fathers for cuckolding: the problem of gender justice & grandchildren
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Jan. 7, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Ecloga Theoduli: subtle social protest to popular medieval schoolbook

A sophisticated 10th-century gender protest, Ecloga Theoduli (Eclogue of Theodulus) was domesticated and neutered into a standard medieval schoolbook. … Read the post Ecloga Theoduli: subtle social protest to popular medieval schoolbook
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Jan. 7, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Lucretius on how women can overcome men’s protective stone walls

Responding to Hebrew proverbs, Lucretius in De rerum natura figured eternal intimacy between woman and man as stone dissolved in drops of water. … Read the post Lucretius on how women can overcome men’s protective stone walls
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Jan. 7, 2018, 9:04 p.m.

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Jan. 3, 2018, 5:01 a.m.