Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Femaissance Theory

Thesis: That the shift from engagements arranged by the bride's father to engagements chosen by the individual damsels being wooed by their swain or swains was both a fundamental cultural sea change in its own right & a major evolutionary quantum leap in action - one whose ensuing net benefit to humanity has been on a par with germ theory.


5 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Can't argue with that, chum!

jim said...
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jim said...

Seems the Femaissance would predate the (European) Renaissance, to judge by the delightful phenomenon of the rise of Courts of Love - dispute over whether they were real events or mere poetic tropes is moot: they signal an epic shift in sexual agency. It would be irresponsible not to speculate that we may have had no shot at a Renaissance without it.

jim said...

An implication of Femaissance Theory could be that in fact Feminism has been a major positive social force for circa 1,500 years on a fundamental level, & society at large has tragically waited until very recently to give it status/legitimacy so as to consciously exploit its many advantages.

jim said...

Guns Germs & Steel?

Girls, Good Weather & Genius.

The praxis of theory always incites contempt & unease - though the context & creation of an original & apt idea can easily be explained (jigsaw puzzles gradually increasingly betray the shapes of their absent pieces), the acrid whiff of mysticism & magic is still alive & well in the poor dear thing.

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