This week, one of you, my very dear readers, tipped me off to an excellent article. (Thanks George!) In said article my colleague at LSE, David Graeber, has an extensive and extremely interesting discussion with Disenz, “On harmful jobs, odious debt, and facists who believe in global warming”, which is very much worth your time.Continue reading “On Odious Debt”
I had the pleasure of talking medieval sex for Nerd Nite this week. If you want to check out the video I can do that for you!
Today in London it is the sort of hot that it should not be in May. I am talking about wearing short shorts and writing on the deck hot. I am talking I ate mangoes and hot sauce for lunch hot. I am talking the sort of hot that it should be in August, not May, the middle of Spring. Instead of thinking about how this means that the planet is going through a series of changes that are going to be a very serious challenge for life as we know it, I am going to talk to you about how on days like this you can sort of understand why medieval people were extremely horny for May.Continue reading “On the Lusty Month of May”
Given the general state of the world, I thought today would be a good day to consider the best saint to ever have the title stripped of them, and what that means about personal religious devotion versus Church ideals in the medieval period. Yes there are some very high minded reasons why we can discuss St Guinefort, but my interest has nothing to do with that, as will soon become clear.Continue reading “My fav [not] Saints: St Guinefort”
I sat down with the good women of history hack to field questions about medieval women. Have a listen! Or don’t! I’m not your mum!
I had the absolute pleasure of talking medieval sex, dogging, and how conferences are wild with Holly Randall the other week. Have a listen!
If you do apple, try here.
For everyone else, there’s this link here.Continue reading “Podcast alert: Talking sex in the medieval times on Holly Randall Unfiltered”
So, this week on Twitter, aka the place that Mufasa would have warned you that you must never go, we met a new dude. I became aware of him because he had some advice to world’s strongest man, and holder of the new world deadlift record Hafþór Björnsson, aka the Mountain, on how to stand next to his wife.Continue reading “On “alpha” men, sexual contagion, and poorly disguised misogyny”