The way medieval men write about women can be more sophisticated and less immediately offensive discourse than Trump’s pussy-talk, but their language may ultimately share a similarly dismissive attitude toward women as individuals with agency.
Tag: medieval history
Just remembering queer Muslim pasts is not enough – we should acknowledge their inherent power imbalances
How did a hundred naked men in a bath help create a great empire? Charlemagne’s pool parties suggest a male elite that had been heavily socialised not to respond to potential insults to honour by their fellows.