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text 2019-01-21 10:54
Capitalism and Misogyny (part review up to p.90)
Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation - Silvia Federici

This book looks at the rise of Capitalism from Mercantilism and Feudalism during the Middle Ages. It provides a background to the witch trials that will likely be covered in the later pages.


So far I have learned -


That in the 14th century in response to greater labour power following labour scarcity after the Great Plague (which wiped out 30 - 40% of the European population) a number of steps were taken to crush peasant solidarity and deal with the population decline. Both affected women to a greater degree than any other social group. Regulations of sexual practises included criminalising homosexuality. Decriminalisation of rape and state funded brothels were introduced, degrading the status of women in communities.


Land enclosure (privatisation) in the 15th - 16th centuries eradicated common land and prevented the poor from being self-sufficient. This was followed by social enclosure in the 16th century, proscribing festivals and gathering of workers for any reason in a deliberate move to destroy solidarity.


Reading this I fast-forwarded to the present day where much of the racism we suffer from in Europe stems from jealousy of community cohesion.


More women were executed for infanticide in 16th - 17th century Europe than for any other crime except witch-craft, a charge that also centred around the killing of children - contraception and abortion. The population crisis in the 16th century, due to disease, starvation and poverty, was second only to the Black Death and threatened the future of the work force, leading to state interest in reproduction. During this time there was a shift from mid-wifery to male doctors at births. Mid-wifes in France and Germany had to become spies for the state if they wanted to continue their practice, and in the case of medical emergency the life of the fetus was prioritised over that of the mother.


A lot of this stuff vindicates my personal feelings on the relationship between bigotry of all shades and oppression of the poor, but I didn't have the facts and figures before. This book is hard going, painful at times but essential reading for someone looking at the history of female oppression in Europe and worldwide. The fact that we aren't taught this stuff in school in unsurprising considering the mass slaughter of the poor during land clearances and the effect on class consciousness of that knowledge. It does shake the idea that our current economic system is natural and inevitable. In fact it was brought about by killing those who tried to resist. 


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review 2018-11-19 06:38
Seraph of the End (Novels) - Review
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto,Takaya Kagami

So I was hoping this book and the series as a whole would be more like Trinity Blood.

It's not, so so very much isn't.

We have a shitty male as the hero that treats everyone like garbage who only cares about power. All the women in this book are treated as sexual objects for the reader as Guren himself "doesn't have time for a relationship" so he treats them like trash.

Many time the women are said to be intelligent and skilled, however at NO time does any of the women ever beat a male. Besides the Mito fight does no women ever have a chance to show how super awesome and skilled she really is. SHe's always needing saving or being one upped by some shitty male. Sayuri for example is severely beaten and has her clothing ripped open for the titillation of male reader. She's Guren bodyguard and needs to be stronger than him. Of course she absolutely never gets to show her skills at all. Shigure barely does, and she only managed to scratch Mito's cheek.

Really I don't get why if the women are so shitty why they continue to be allowed into the school, where only the best get to graduate. It's shitty world building where you let your misogyny overrule any kind of realism in your story to where saying that women actually graduate when none of them can even beat a male. Only males would graduate in the end.

It makes no sense and honestly makes the book unreadable. It's about a shitty boy who wants revenge any way he can take it that treats everyone like crap and is rewarded for it.


THere's also the Lord and Master shit going on because Vertical is afraid to use -dono/-sama

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text 2018-11-19 06:14
Reading progress update: I've read 332 out of 350 pages.
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto,Takaya Kagami

The author is saying that Sayuri is "intelligent" even though at no point in this book it has ever been shown that she is. It's Shigure that's been shown to be this. Then again, maybe being smarter than a brick is considered intelligent to a male as they thing women are "stupid" in the first place.

Also this is throwing women at a male that treats them like trash and she won't give up on his shitty ass. Because of course she won't.

Males get women tosses at them all the time and they can treat them like trash and they'll still love them.

Women just get tosses all the trash males and are expected to love them.

Males can have no time for a relationship, women on the other hand must stop their life for a man.


Also Guren SHOULD have been weak after a month in a coma but of course he wasn't

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text 2018-11-19 05:59
Reading progress update: I've read 321 out of 350 pages.
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto,Takaya Kagami

So Mahiru shows up and does the whole Eve tempting Adam bullshit, then Mahiru loses to Ferid, some vampire guy. Guren manages to stay standing against Ferid of course and then Shinya gets the drop on Mahiru because of course he does. He wasn't really knocked out because a girl did it and he's a male so it was never going to work.

Now Mahiru needs a maaaan to save her from herself.


You know, I'd say that Guren is acting asexual. Only interested in power and not having any form of sexual interest in anyone. That being said, men are allowed to be "asexual" to only want power and not anything to do with women and only military relationships with other men.

Women are never afforded any kind of disinterest in men, whether they are asexual or just don't have time for men at that point in their lives. Other women are only seen as a roadblock to them.


Now GUren is fighting SHinya, because of course he is.

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text 2018-11-19 05:28
Reading progress update: I've read 300 out of 350 pages.
Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose's Catastrophe at 16 Omnibus (2-in-1 Edition), Vol.1 - Yamato Yamamoto,Takaya Kagami

So GUren wants power and the first person he things to kill is Mito, the girl. Mito of course can't figure out his motive, but Shinya can.

Of course Mito says "Hey let me save you" and Guren gets even more into killing her.


I don't get why Guren is calling all the shots here anyways since Shinya is a Hiragi. Even before Guren was under Kureto he was calling the shots. It makes NO SENSE.


Of course MIto is knocked unconscious as well as Sayuri and Shigure. Super power women that you just don't mess with amirite?? These people are supposed to be GOOD, supposed to be TRAINED.


Men's misogyny knows no bounds.

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