Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Is that supposed to be an insult?

You know, when I read medieval misogynist aphorisms like this one --

A wyld beest a man may tame
A womanes tunge will never be lame

-- my
first response is "Hell yeah! Right on!"

Just saying.

1 comment:

tempestsarekind said...

Heh. Because it's apparently all Shakespeare, all the time in my head, it reminds me of that moment when Benedick says to Beatrice, "I would my horse had the speed of your tongue." Okay, yes, stereotypically women were supposed to be overly talkative, but given that the whole encounter starts when Beatrice points out that *Benedick* is talking and no one else is listening...

Though my favorite comment is from _As You Like It_, when Rosalind (as Ganymede) says that when it comes to Orlando's eventual wife, "You will never take her without her answer unless you take her without her tongue." Maybe that's supposed to be a threatening picture, but I'm with you--right on!