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.

@garfiald can I just mention that sounds like something @Elizafox and I would do now, and that is our names ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Sorry, I donโ€™t want to seem self-absorbed, but it makes it hugely more relatable

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Itโ€™s 3 AM and Iโ€™m listening to Hot Fuss by the Killers and this is all @quarky โ€˜s fault

@Elizafox @plausocks I read this as a reply to the toaster toot

So Iโ€™m like wtf the toaster looks 10x better than you do? What kind of toaster is it?

Seems like surveillance powers are going to be reviewed by the NZ government. This would excellent time for a public education campaign to remind people that a) privacy is normal, b) encryption is the digital equivalent to drawing your blinds at night to protect your privacy, and c) breaking encryption so cops and spooks can intercept messages from potential terrorists effectively breaks it for any other purpose too.

@quarky but itโ€™s just the price I pay, Destiny is calling me ๐ŸŽต

@plausocks ur a ... sit slut? A... silut? Nvm continue sitting, kinkshame failed

@Elizafox @dr1ft like, seriously, the trans peeps I know in the EU are really happy and make the US seem even more backwards than usual

When you want to be a shelfcat even though you donโ€™t fit so you make yourself fit

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