Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Lady Godiva and the Hajnal Line

Coventry always makes me think of Lady Godiva, delightfully imagined above in all her glory and modesty by Pre-Raphaelite John Collier, who, in a tax-protest topping even our Boston Tea Party, "rode naked – covered only in her long hair – through the streets of Coventry to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation that her husband imposed on his tenants."

Manosphere fundamentalists might be appalled at her proto-feminist defiance of her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, no matter how just. Methinks, though, that such uppity women are part and parcel to life behind the Hajnal line, where the Western European marriage pattern dominates, and where, beginning in Antiquity, the greatest civilization the planet would ever know has flourished. It might just be that this flourishing correlates to the complementarianism, which the "gender-left" mistakes for chauvinism and perverts to egalitarianism, allowed to develop under these circumstances like nowhere else. I recall once stumbling across an online White or Nordic nationalist manifesto that implied as much.

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