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Medieval charm to keep your bees safe 

If you use straw skeps to house your bees, you probably find the swarm process (during which the bees move to a different skep so that you may collect their honey and wasp - see picture) to be a highly stressful one.

Not to worry! An 11th-century manuscript, most probably written in Winchester, provides us with a handy charm to protect bees from getting lost, being attacked, or even being stolen.

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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.

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IT'S HERE!

Four months ago I reached one thousand followers on this account. I wanted to give the wonderful people of the Fediverse something in return, and I offered to write an essay on a topic of my followers' choice. They voted, overwhelmingly, for @citrustwee 's birthday bit.

And now, after months of waiting, on her birthday, it is finally here. Happy birthday Evelien. And thank you, to all of you, for making logging on worth it.

write.as/garfield/in-her-book-

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On the 2nd of September 2004, just as France's children were preparing to go back to school, the "Law 2004-228 of 15 March 2004" came into effect.

Nominally, this law banned anyone from wearing "conspicuous religious symbols" in schools. In practice, however, it was widely understood to specifically target Muslim students and parents, in particular those who wore the hijab.

Girls and their mothers were now forbidden from "conspicuously" belonging to their faith.

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@garfiald i don't trust any of those charlatans on this matter. call me when they get the verdict from that octopus that predicts the football

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@garfiald L'étrange disparition d'Édouard Siddon
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market specialists monitoring the situation to gather definitive data on whether the dick and ball era of my account is truly "behind us"

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@garfiald @georgespolitzer Well, now I know you don't actually mean any harm! Besides, I'm way too cute to be made fun of, I mean just look at me!

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how did it take almost four years for garf to get a dedicated reply guy who themed his account after nermal

@Counsel didnt you use to have an ad lib replies bit. time to bring it back

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retreating into the "boosts" column of my notifications when ive had enough of dealing with the negativity of this site

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@garfiald reading this gives me the experience the average doofus pride flag owning mastodon member has when reading one of your posts aimed at an 18 year old in a survey of philosophy course

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im a lyrical spiritual individual, and the ergonomical urinal is ineffectual compared to the sexual cubicle when it comes to the reliable disposal of my hemorrhoidal carbuncle

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mastodon is a whole party of people all competing to be the court jester. nobody can tell who's winning but occasionally we find a loser

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the kids these days all want to be captain American and not Captain Sir Tom. I think that says a lot 😤

scared by the potential of deepfakes to create a post truth society in the future

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"trans" has been defined by Susan Stryker as the movement from a place which you did not choose to a place that you do you choose. freedom from gender oppression means everyone is trans

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