Women in the Middle Ages
I managed to watch some of the BBC's rather lamentable series concerning the
Medieval Ages recently. And, needless to say, the BBC managed to demonise the whole of
Christendom and all of its men throughout.
The Muslims were, apparently, all wonderful throughout the Medieval period
and the Christians were all positively evil.
Furthermore, in one programme, some considerable humour was derived from the
fact that men were often killed by having red-hot pokers shoved into their
rectums and/or by being first castrated and then having their eyes gouged out -
while still alive - yes, the BBC really did make humour out of these things -
and, in another programme, the fact that a knight was,
allegedly, 'entitled' to rape a woman - but only if he had first killed her
man - was taken as an indication of how oppressed were women!
And, of course, there was no humour about that!
Men being castrated and having their eyes gouged out before being killed - funny.
Women being raped - not funny.
Indeed, the notion that the actual deaths of men are of less
importance than the poor treatment of women seemed to pop up throughout the
One programme, for example, was about the life of a Medieval woman called
Christina. Apparently, she lived in an age when women were very badly catered
And yet; we discovered that this woman lived to be 60 years old and had - if
my memory serves me correctly - some three or four children. She ran two or
three successful businesses and managed to leave them to her eldest daughter. Meanwhile, both her
husband and her brother had died during the nationwide famine of the period.
(She later married a younger man.)
How is it that this woman survived if she was so hard done
Tell me someone. How is it that this woman survived if she was so hard done
by? - given that her brother and her husband did not.
How did she manage to bear and feed her offspring throughout all this, eh?
How did her life in any way whatsoever provide evidence to
suggest that women were hard done by compared to men?
There was no answer at all to these questions throughout the
Nothing! Zilch! Just the repeated sentiment that women had it worse.
Well, clearly, No they damn well didn't!
And, indeed, if women did, in fact, have it worse, then I can assure you that
the BBC would have plastered the entire programme with evidence for this.
But, Nothing! Zilch! Just the repeated and completely unsubstantiated
sentiment that women had it worse.
Ah yes - and then there was the usual cover-up of the gender of the victims
of violence when they were male.
For example, in one programme, we learned that various lords and barons got
fairly angry when some labourers who were forcibly bonded to work for them (for their
entire lives) decided to escape to another part of the country in order to seek better
the word "men" only entered into the narrative when men were
These "peasants", "serfs" and "fugitives" were,
apparently, pursued by the barons and their "men" and, when they were
caught, they were killed; i.e. the word "men" only entered into the
narrative when men were the perpetrators, but not when they were the victims.
Ah yes, the BBC cannot draw the attention of the viewers to the fact that
it was men who made up the vast majority of victims during the
Medieval period when its main aim is to indoctrinate the public with the view
that it was women who had it worse.
Indeed, I strongly recommend that you look at pre-feminist TV programmes to
see just how differently are men described when they are the victims of
something or other.
For a start, they are actually described as "men"!
"500 men were killed when the coalmine collapsed."
"50,000 men lost their lives during the battle."
"3,000 men drowned when the ship sank."
Not any more!
I was delighted to see Fathers4Justice activists
sitting on the roof of Harriet Harman's house
On a more positive note, I was delighted to see Fathers4Justice activists
sitting on the roof of Harriet Harman's house a few weeks ago. This woman has
got to be one of the most disgusting, dishonourable, deceitful women to have
entered British politics; in my view.
Just the sight of her on my TV screen
nowadays makes me want to throw a brick at it.
I kid you not!
Even my missus cannot stomach her.
And if there are any angry Iraqis out there who would like to have a quiet
word with Mz Harman, I suggest that they get in touch with Fathers4Justice,
because they have obviously got her address.
Ah yes, Mz Harman - who pretends to be soooooo concerned about domestic
violence and child abuse - and who voted for this, ...
A youngster with no arms ...
... courtesy of Mz Harman and her socialist friends in government.
And, of course, I was especially delighted to see Hillary Clinton's bid for
office finally go down the tubes.
It made my day.