In an earlier thread, I wrote briefly about trans people in medieval Europe, and discussed some of the main issues when studying the medieval history of trans people.
Today, if you'll indulge me, I want to spend some time discussing a single person in detail. I want to talk about the way she's been written about, and about her and what she can teach us about life as a trans person 600 years ago.
This is the story of Eleanor Rykener.
If you've had the patience to read through the thread I wrote a few months ago about Eleanor Rykener, you'll be familiar with the fact that trans people existed in Medieval Europe, and that they were spoken about in terms that were quite different from the ones we use today.
For this sequel, I would like to offer a complement to Eleanor's story, by following up that account of a real trans woman with the discussion of a fictional transmac person.
food Show more
Disappointed at how messy this easy packet meal was in the microwave (it foamed over and I swear there was as much sauce on the outside as inside the bowl).
But it is tasty *nom nom nom*
Honestly kinda surprised how well doggo is settling in.
I knew he likes our housemates, but when we took him with us to go vote I was expecting crying and howling while it was my turn. But nothing. Not a sound. (And I took extra long, because my updated details hadn't gone through so I had to fill out a form.)
I came out to him just sitting at my housemate's feet, patiently waiting for me, and he didn't start squeaking until he saw me (and needed to be carried).
I've encountered something weird while doing #kitty introductions: one of the boy cats keeps running away from my little girl, drooling.
Is he just scared?
That seems to fit, but I wasn't expecting it at all, haha, she's half his size - I thought he wouldn't know to fear her unless she kitty-punched him in the face 😂
Anyone within 60 miles of the DC area want to sell me their old 386, 486, or pentium desktops, laptops, accessories, or software?
(People not in the area are also welcome to offer to sell me laptops, light accessories, and some software.)
I don't want to spend a ton of money, but there are *many* formerly common items I'd like to track down.
Hey, people of Mastodon! One of my friends just failed a class (after working her ass off to pass it). She's feeling pretty low, and wondering what's going to be open to her now. I've reassured her that failure is not the end of the world, because I failed, but I'm not sure she believes me.
If you've ever failed at something, big or small, only to succeed later, would you mind sharing your story? I want to show her it's okay.
Boosts welcomed. Thank you!
ear blockage & pain Show more
I should go to the doctor, I've known this since 8am Monday when it had been 8 hours since my ear blocked.
But moving. Then but unpacking.
And now my ear feels even worse, it's clicking all the time (especially with dog barks), the pressure has increased, and the pain is going into my mouth, and I've been feeling sorta woozy-ish 😔
I need to go to the doctor...
laxatives Show more
In movies, when characters use a laxative on someone and the person is running for the bathroom in minutes...
I assume that's movie lies, but it kinda makes me wanna see it happen where the person is someone who actually needs laxatives, lol.
So the main characters are waiting... and waiting...and waiting... 😂
Disabled queer grey-ace interested in fibre crafts, fur-babies, and trying to write.
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