This article seems almost prescient (in its tone, if nothing else), despite being merely a summary of particular trends. It’s also highly relevant for showing the rare value to society of an art history degree.
There is much to appreciate in it, and too much of it would be ruined – or at least its value would be lessened – by removing it from its context. However, I can’t close this post without some teaser to get you interested in the article, if its title “Gleeful Mobs Of Women Murdering Men In Western Art History” wasn’t enough on its own. So I’ll leave you with this quote:
The Difference Between A Good Friend And A Best Friend:
A good friend will hold your scabbard while you use your short sword to murder a male stranger.
A best friend won’t have any hands free to hold your scabbard because she’ll be too busy grabbing him by the cloak and jabbing him with a stick.
And, finally, I’ll take this moment to note that I’m working on a longer piece in response to the rampant right-wing rhetoric that #MeToo has gone #TooFar. Spoiler: although #MeToo has not gone too far, I concede that gangs of gleeful women roaming the countryside with their breasts exposed and falling upon solitary men in murderous joy, killing them with a combination of blunt and pointed objects, then ripping them to pieces and scattering their limbs and organs across the countryside would almost certainly have reached the point where I would agree they have gone #TooFar.
BONUS ARTWORK: Not included in the original article is this lovely piece of Timoclea dumping her rapist down a well in a response that is arguably more anti-male than asking that an attempted rapist not be confirmed to SCOTUS: