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‘Then I chucked bread at her head’: Women slut-shaming women in medieval London
In 1497, Joan Rokker called Joan Sebar a whore on her front doorstep then threw bread at her. How, where, and why did medieval women publicly sexually defame other women?
A medieval messy break-up song: On catching your man cheating, then going to the club.
In an obscure early printed song book that survives only by chance, a woman sings about seeing her lover out with a ‘mistress bastard’. Her reaction? She calls him a fuckboy and goes dancing.
Joan of Leeds: A classic tale of boy meets girl, girl fakes death to escape nunnery.
Joan was forced to enter a nunnery by her parents. In 1318, she faked her own death and ran away to live a life of ‘carnal lust’ in Beverley. We’ve all been there.
The Northern Way Research Project: https://thenorthernway151149306.wordpress.com/joan-of-leeds-her-own-story/
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South Africa House Continuous Picket
The City of London Anti-Apartheid Group organised a continuous picket outside of South Africa’s embassy in the late 1980s and ruffled the feathers of both the police and the national Anti Apartheid Movement.