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An eclectic mix of articles about our world and the universe we live in, with some political commentary
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Sex in the Middle Ages - Medievalists.net

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Here are some of the more interesting pieces of research we have uncovered about sex in the Middle Ages.
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Yet one more set of reasons we can be glad we don't live in the Middle Ages. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

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Still Not Asking For It

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This image is, and the woman in it, important, not just for the statement being made, but for the conversations provoked.

 

On Tumblr and on Facebook, assuredly on other social media, although I've not yet witnessed it, conversations are taking place. From these online conversations, "real life" in-person conversations have started. I quote, here, the portion of the conversation from Tumblr which has been shared on Facebook:

 

"but then again, its kind like putting a meat suit on and telling a shark not to eat you"

 

"We (men) are not fucking sharks!

We are not rabid animals living off of pure instinct

We are capable of rational thinking and understanding. 

Just because someone is cooking food doesn’t mean you’re entitled to eat it. 

Just because a banker is counting money doesn’t mean you’re being given free money.

Just because a person is naked doesn’t mean you’re entitled to fuck them. 

You are not entitled to someone else’s body just because it’s exposed. 

What is so fucking difficult about this concept?"

 

This is not the first time these conversations have occurred. This will not be the  last time. But with each such conversation, we move a little closer to the time when the conversation will no longer be needed because all men (and not just the more civilized among them, who are more numerous now than they used to be, and continuing to become so) will no longer feel that it's acceptable to treat women as prey in any context.

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