Carrying the cross against feminism

Given the point she was trying to make, seems like it would have been more appropriate to drag her husband as he reclined in a rickshaw, or something along those lines.

Baltimore Sun - July 21, 1997

The Guardian - July 22, 1997

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 13, 2018
     Category: Religion | Gender | Women | 1990s

Ah, religion. The great divider among human civilization.

I'd bet she had the physique of an athlete when she finished.
Posted by KDP on 04/13/18 at 02:28 PM
I bet she had the physique of an athlete when she began. If it wasn't for the masculinism, it would have been a marathon for coal or some other phony cause.
Posted by Yudith on 04/13/18 at 05:32 PM
I've never understood why any man would want a submissive wife. It's like going into battle against the world while dragging along a useless squire instead of having another warrior by your side. Where's the fun and excitement of spending a night cuddling a bunny when you could have a wildcat in your bed?

If you want someone who always does what you tell them, hire staff.
Posted by Phideaux on 04/13/18 at 09:49 PM
This is a rare instance when I actually witnessed an event described in a newspaper.

I quote from my diary for 22 June 1997:
"On the A9 north of Perth, we encounter 3 people hauling a cross southward along the edge of the road. Apart from the usual "Jesus Saves" angle it is difficult to work out why they were doing it."

I wasn't able to stop and find out what was going on as I had a journey of my own to complete (from Land's End to John O'Groats...)
Posted by Stuart on 04/14/18 at 11:10 AM
Phideaux, what do you have against squires? Far from being useless, they saved a lot of time and effort to the knights that they served by maintaining their weaponry and armor, tending horses and fire, carrying food, water and extra weapons, cooking and serving as sparring partner. Most of them were young nobles and this was their apprenticeship at knighthood. A good squire could save a knight's life by literally covering his back when ennemies attacked. That's the traditional role of a good wife and every husband dreams of having one like that. However, I agree that the roles can be reversed with success (see Angela Merkel), and that nowaday, we would aim for a relation that is less knight and squire and more knight and fellow knight.
Posted by Yudith on 04/15/18 at 07:46 AM
It's fun switching the genders of the article and seeing how utterly vacuous the quotes are afterwards. It's also pretty generous, was there any famous sex scandals going on in Britain at the time to merit that much newsprint for a contrast?
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 04/16/18 at 06:16 AM
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