BFTP: Friday Hoyden – Eleanor of Aquitaine

Another Summer Slowdown blast from the past post from the archives.. A long time e-friend in 2006 welcomed the arrival of his second daughter, to be known as Eleanor.

I love that name, as Eleanor of Aquitaine (at various times Prince of Aquitaine as ruling Duchess, Queen of France, Queen of England, Queen Mother and Regent of England) is my favourite historical hoyden. EofA is, indeed, how I judge the quality of any encyclopaedia I encounter.

BFTP: How To Be A Bitch

This is not a repost exactly, as I am revisiting more than one previously published post in response to yet another comment left over at FF101 about How Feminism Killed Chivalry, So Enjoy Lifting Those Heavy Parcels Ladies, Because It Serves You Right. This is a favourite trope amongst the antifeminists, about how feminists will be sorry Real Soon Now because they’re saving themselves for real feminine women, who know how to be properly grateful when a man makes a big display of how nice he’s being right now when he could be being really nasty instead, but he isn’t being nasty right now, because he’s just Such A Nice Guy especially just for you.

Jill nails it

I’ll take voting rights over a knight in shining armor, thanks.

And that’s the thing with chivalry: It always demands something in return.

Google and the He/She Ratio

I’ve been tinkering with The He/ She Ratio on Google Blogoscoped. A site’s he/ she ratio is measured by counting the number of pages on the domain containing the word “he”, then searching for the number containing “she”, and then… Read More ›

How to be a bitch

Chris Clarke has posted a fabulous thing: How To Not Be an Asshole – A Guide For Men A long way into the very long thread which ensued, a regular antifeminist commenter, Infidel Sage, wrote: We eagerly await the companion… Read More ›