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tigtog (aka Viv) is the founder of this blog. She lives in Sydney, Australia: husband, 2 kids, cat, house, garden, just enough wine-racks and (sigh) far too few bookshelves.

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  1. Mindy
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    Is that Dr I see before her name? Where ever did she get the time to study for a PhD? /pointless snark. Isn’t it funny how it always applies to other women not themselves?

  2. Nell
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    That website is possibly the most disturbing I’ve read in a long time. The comments on physical appearance are truly obnoxious.

  3. lauredhel
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    Frighteningly, her PhD is in history. Boggle.

    The website is truly disturbing, and they don’t make the slightest effort to conceal that. From Horvat’s introduction to her “Catholic Manual of Civility”:

    This gives a small taste of the delightful lost fruit that used to be freely given to the youth.

    A lost fruit, yes, because the kind of manners set out by such Catholic civility books have fallen into disuse after the cultural revolution of the 1960s, and are rarely found today. The modern man extols what is spontaneous and easy; the Catholic gentleman of the past measured his every act and word. The modern man treats every man, woman, and child equally; civility moved the Catholic man to honor his neighbor with the respect and esteem owed to him, taking into account the factors of gender, status, rank, and profession.

    Creeeeeeepy.

  4. Mindy
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    The modern man treats every man, woman, and child equally

    Yes such a failing of modern society that. She obviously wishes for the old days, where men like the previous parish priest here let doors slam in the faces of women with strollers (namely me). I don’t think it was malicious, it just never occurred to him to hold a door open for a woman with a stroller. More used to having people hold them open for him I suspect. And don’t get me started on fit young priests striding across airports while seventy year old nuns struggle along behind with their luggage. Smug self righteous pricks. Sometimes I really wish that heaven existed so that they could get the surprise of their sheltered little lives when the nuns went straight to heaven and they went to be reeducated in how to treat people nicely. Yep, that’s the type of society I want. Not.

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