I find medieval female mystics absolutely fascinating because of the way they used the tools of oppression leveled against them. It’s some social judo, all right.

And honestly the strategy was a mixed bag, but it was so much better than what society expected of them otherwise, most of them were all “fuck it, I’m Bride of Christ-ing right out of here.”

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And the fact that so many of their works are translated and critiqued nowadays by men who are still heavily invested in patriarchy as status who is just... yeah.

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Still being oppressed and fucked with after all these centuries, but through the bars you can see the vivid, restless captive. To coin a Jane Eyre.

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