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Nov. 22, 2017, 5:01 a.m.

medieval education: teaching demonology of men’s sexuality

Egbert of Liège's Well-Laden Ship {Fecunda Ratis} instructed 11th-century school boys in demonology of men's sexuality. It urged silence & castration. … Read the post medieval education: teaching demonology of men’s sexuality
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Nov. 20, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

women’s superiority: the silliness of talk about gender equality

The eminent theologian Gregory of Nazianzus recognized that talk about gender equality is silliness. Women are socially superior to men under gynocentrism. … Read the post women’s superiority: the silliness of talk about gender equality
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Nov. 20, 2017, 4:58 p.m.

reconstructing ancient songs for schoolboys: Juvenal vs. sugar & spice

Medieval schoolboys probably were taught to sing notated versions of Juvenal's Satire 6, a worthy counterpoint to modern nursery rhymes celebrating girls. … Read the post reconstructing ancient songs for schoolboys: Juvenal vs. sugar & spice
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Nov. 20, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

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Nov. 10, 2017, 3:54 a.m.

social construction of sexual culpability in classical Arabic poetry

Classical Arabic poetry recited in the eleventh-century Ḥikāyat Abī al-Qāsim both celebrates men's sexuality and gender-attributes all moral wrong to it. … Read the post social construction of sexual culpability in classical Arabic poetry
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Nov. 5, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

medieval scholar at University of Paris wretched like courtly lover

The twelfth-century Latin Architrenius describes a scholar at the University of Paris. He was as wretched as a courtly lover. … Read the post medieval scholar at University of Paris wretched like courtly lover
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Nov. 5, 2017, 8:58 p.m.

laughter of cuckolds hides contempt for men, beauty, and humanity

The Ḥikāyat Abī al-Qāsim unleashes harsh invective against disparaging men's for appreciating women's beauty and the superficial laughter of cuckolds. … Read the post laughter of cuckolds hides contempt for men, beauty, and humanity
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Nov. 5, 2017, 8:20 p.m.

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Oct. 18, 2017, 4:01 a.m.

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.