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  • Kansas man requests 'trial by combat' with swords to settle custody battle with ex-wife (not satire...for real)

    01/15/2020 10:35:42 AM PST · by Bruiser 10 · 68 replies
    KAKE News ^ | 14 Jan 20 | Associated Press
    A Kansas man has asked an Iowa judge to let him engage in a sword fight with his ex-wife and her attorney so that he can “rend their souls” from their bodies. David Ostrom, 40, of Paola, Kansas, said in a Jan. 3 court filing that his former wife, Bridgette Ostrom, 38, of Harlan, Iowa, and her attorney, Matthew Hudson, had “destroyed (him) legally.” The Ostroms have been embroiled in disputes over custody and visitation issues and property tax payments. The judge had the power to let the parties “resolve our disputes on the field of battle, legally," David Ostrom...
  • Mother, 35, is facing life behind bars after she arranged a 'medieval' fight-to-the-death duel

    01/10/2020 5:34:37 PM PST · by Gamecock · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/10/2019
    A divorced mother-of-four who arranged a deadly 'medieval duel' between her ex-husband and her lover to see which of her two admirers would win her hand is facing life behind bars. Asta Juskauskiene, 35, left her husband Giedruis Juskauskas, when she started seeing Mantas Kvedaras, after meeting the 25-year-old online following his release from prison in Lithuania. Both men claimed her as their own so she decided to settle the argument with a fight to the death in an alleyway in Stratford - a duel that she meticulously arranged while at home looking after her children, the youngest of which...
  • The Men Who Walked Away

    12/06/2019 5:51:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 Dec 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Friday December 6th marks the thirtieth anniversary of the "Montreal Massacre" - a grim day in 1989 when fourteen female students at the École Polytechnique were murdered by a man known to posterity as "Marc Lépine". Much followed from that terrible slaughter, including various useless "gun control" measures - and the formal annual commemorations that, three decades on, are attended by as many eminences as Remembrance Day or Dominion Day. The men present in that classroom are now in their mid-fifties; the women are not. I was far from home that December and was not back in Quebec until Christmas....
  • The Lack of Gentle Platonic Touch in Men's Lives is a Killer

    07/01/2019 12:06:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 179 replies
    The Good Men Project ^ | June 2018 | Mark Greene
    In American culture, we believe that men can never be entirely trusted in the realm of the physical. We collectively suspect that, given the opportunity, men will collapse into the sexual at a moment’s notice. That men don’t know how to physically connect otherwise. That men can’t control themselves. That men are dogs. There is no corresponding narrative about women. And where does this leave men? Physically and emotionally isolated. Cut off from the deeply human physical contact that is proven to reduce stress, encourage self esteem and create community. Instead, we walk in the vast crowds of our cities...
  • Why some women are OK with men picking up the check on dinner dates

    Chivalry might be dead, but many women still welcome it when a man holds a door or picks up the check. While more than 77% of people in one survey thought a man should pay for a first date, women may see the gesture as a patronizing deal-breaker, especially as society wrestles more than ever with the power dynamic between the sexes. But now there’s evidence that women — even committed feminists — interpret paying for dinner and holding doors as signs that a man is husband material. Interestingly, these women are fully aware that a man who engages in...
  • Catcalling is now a crime in France

    08/14/2018 11:43:19 AM PDT · by snarkpup · 28 replies
    Barbara4u2c (YouTube channel) ^ | Aug. 14, 2018 | Barbara Horvat
    From now on you can get fined over a whistle and that is the most important thing that needed attention in the great big France. Alrighty.
  • Suzanne Venker: Chivalry is dead because women killed it

    05/01/2018 4:46:28 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 May 2018 | Suzanne Venker
    A friend of mine whose mother died recently was going through her parents’ memorabilia and unearthed a Western Union telegram from 1954 that her father sent her mother just before they married. Here’s what it said: Darling, I shall be waiting for you at eight. With a lifetime of expectancy. My heart will be coming with you down the aisle. May God be with us tonight as we pray we will always be with Him. Thank you for becoming my wife. My love forever yours, Henry Several days after I’d read this note, I came across this miserable tripe on...
  • 3 Doors Down's Brad Arnold stops show to kick out male fan for hitting a woman

    07/17/2015 2:25:06 PM PDT · by rikkir · 26 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 7/17/2015 | Casey Scheffler
    3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold recently stopped singing mid-performance to kick out a male fan for hitting a woman in the audience during the band's July 14 concert in Broomfield, Colorado according to a Friday, July 17 report from Mashable. Brad Arnold spotted the man being abusive to the female in the audience and went off on the man. “Hang on, hang on, hang on. Hey, hey homie. You don’t hit a woman,” Arnold yelled to the man. “You just pushed a woman out of the way to get in a fight, you d**k! Get him the hell out...
  • Whatever Happened To…Manly Virtues

    07/17/2014 9:20:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/17/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Virtue: A habitual and firm disposition to do the good. Cardinal virtues are prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. Traditional male virtues are strength, courage, independence, heroism in combat, and sexual initiative. For many years, Jesus has been portrayed as a Galilean flower child, walking around the countryside being nice, preaching love and peace, and having a thing for Mary Magdalene. Somehow, this easygoing hippie runs afoul of the corrupt power structure, and ends up dying with career criminals, under horrible circumstances. Of course, even a casual reading of the Gospels reveals something far different. If anything, Jesus is a confrontational,...
  • Allen West to FAU Students: This Is Your Final Warning

    04/17/2013 6:31:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Former congressman Allen West (R., Fla.) posted a message on Facebook Wednesday warning a group of students from Florida Atlantic University that if they continue to harass his wife “you will face me.”“The students from Florida Atlantic University who have gone to my wife’s office, stalked her at the FAU Board of Trustee meetings, and sent letters to her company headquarters, end it now,” West wrote in his message, posted at 11:21 a.m. “This is not a threat, it is a promise that if Angela calls and tells me of one more incident, you will face me, the side of...
  • Chivalry: The Opposite of Good Manners?

    12/14/2012 8:20:17 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2012 | Mona Charen
    The code persists despite feminists’ best efforts. Chivalry is back in the news. The always alert Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute draws our attention to an item in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. A new study on what the authors are pleased to call “benevolent sexism” (which, as Murray translates, seems to mean gentlemanly behavior) found that both women and men are happier when men behave like gentlemen. This being a sociological publication, though, the findings are not written in English, but rather in academic argot. It’s full of sentences like this: “A structural equation model revealed that...
  • Don't You Dare Open a Door for Me!

    12/14/2012 5:29:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Chivalry is back in the news. The always-alert Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute draws our attention to an item in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. A new study on what the authors are pleased to call "benevolent sexism" (which, as Murray translates, seems to mean gentlemanly behavior) found that both women and men are happier when men behave like gentlemen. This being a sociological publication, though, the findings are not written in English, but rather in academic argot. It's full of sentences like this: "A structural equation model revealed that benevolent sexism was positively associated with diffuse system...
  • Titanic mystery over violin 'from band leader who played on'

    01/31/2012 9:16:40 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 113 replies · 2+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1-31-12
    An auctioneer has hired experts to try to verify claims by the owner of the century old instrument that it belonged to Wallace Hartley, the leader of the vessel’s eight-man musical ensemble. If proved, it could become the most valuable Titanic artefact ever to be considered for auction. But the claim is being treated with caution as a result. Hartley and his fellow musicians earned legendary status for their decision to play on as the ship sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912. They are said to have played the hymn “Nearer My God to Thee” after the...
  • Poll: Women Treated with Less Chivalry

    08/17/2010 9:58:42 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 181 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 8/17/10 | Jennifer Harper
    Feminists may insist that life for women has gotten better since the days when raucous female activists marched in the streets for equality and questioned traditional social mores... Pollsters say otherwise. Things are out of kilter. And pretty dismal, according to a Harris Poll released Monday. Eight out of 10 Americans, in fact, say, "Women today are treated with less chivalry than in the past."
  • Video of Man Carrying two Ladies Across Flooded Street (Chivalry Is Not Dead in Russian)

    07/09/2010 10:25:27 AM PDT · by FredJake · 5 replies
    What we have here are two ladies trying to figure a way to cross a flooded street, someplace in Russia. Suddenly a man stops in the middle of the road and offers to carry both ladies across the water so they can stay dry.That's not all. As if the man's chivalry was not enough to tout this video, after he gets one lady across the flooded street, a speeding car comes down the road pulling a guy who is water surfing.Well, the gentleman would not be distracted from his call to duty. So after the car and skier went...
  • Video of Man Carrying two Ladies Across Flooded Street (Chivalry Is Not Dead in Russian)

    07/08/2010 4:13:32 PM PDT · by OneVike · 12 replies · 1+ views
    What we have here are two ladies trying to figure a way to cross a flooded street, someplace in Russia. Suddenly a man stops in the middle of the road and offers to carry both ladies across the water so they can stay dry.That's not all. As if the man's chivalry was not enough to tout this video, after he gets one lady across the flooded street, a speeding car comes down the road pulling a guy who is water surfing. Well, the gentleman would not be distracted from his call to duty. So after the car and skier...
  • Year in Review for Medievalists

    01/01/2009 6:47:59 AM PST · by Mike Fieschko · 16 replies · 523+ views
    News for Medievalists ^ | Sunday, December 28, 2008 | Unknown
    As 2008 winds down, we will take this opportunity to look back at some of the most interesting medieval stories of the year. Here is our list of top articles placed on our news blog: Art Historian recreates 'The Mystic Ark' of Hugh of Saint Victor Polish archaeologists find remains of three Teutonic Knights Byzantine gold coins discovered in Jerusalem Fordham Professor Decodes Hidden Messages in Medieval Text Byzantine art exhibition at the Royal Academy, London Battle of Agincourt Archaeological discoveries in Rome Istanbul project reveals Byzantine discoveries Boyana church in Sofia - Medieval frescos Vikings may have gone out...
  • Teach Your Son To Be A Man

    12/04/2008 8:14:55 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 33 replies · 1,253+ views
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 2 December 2008 | Sean Platt
    "Whenever I’m watching a movie that hearkens back to a sepia tinted yesteryear, it isn’t the simpler times I long for so much as a return to the distant days when a man rose alongside the sunrise and was expected to give the daylight his best. Clothes were sharper, adolescence shorter, and the word man still deserving of the first spot in the word manners. Now it seems as if there is something *missing, something stripped from today’s men, besides their buttons and blazers . . ." ~ Sean Platt
  • Robert E. Lee on Manliness

    11/18/2008 2:40:42 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 11 replies · 853+ views
    The Art of Manliness ^ | 27 October 2008 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Becoming a successful man in America today, as always, includes giving due consideration to your father’s admonitions and wisdom. For the most part, your father is wiser than you are—and he always will be. Wisdom comes chiefly through getting older. Since your father will always be older than you, he will always be wiser. Men should also read the words and deeds of great men of the past—especially fathers. One such example is that great Virginian, Robert E. Lee.
  • How the PC brigade are killing off chivalry

    10/11/2008 4:57:04 PM PDT · by CE2949BB · 32 replies · 657+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 16th September 2008 | Liz Thomas
    These days, it's difficult for a gentleman to know whether holding a door for a lady is a polite gesture...or a real insult.