According to the Times of London, Joan of Arc will be portrayed as gender-neutral and will use the pronouns “they/them” in a new play at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, a radical departure from the usual depiction of the historic leader, who was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church some 500 years after leading the French to victory in a near-impossible series of military victories during the Hundred Years’ War. Joan was captured and burned as a heretic in part for being a woman who wore clothing typical of a man.
Definitely a must-see. I'm anxiously awaiting the more politically-correct version of 'Basic Instinct' with Sharon Stone's character played by Lia Thomas. The cognitive dissonance resulting from the crotch shot scene alone will be worth the price of admission.
For those who are unfamiliar with “her” work, Titania McGrath is a riot.
Shouldn't the title be "We, Joan"?
That is the absolute stupidest thing I've heard yet today. What? Because Joan d'Arc was a strong woman, willing to fight, she must have really been male pretending to be a woman?? Like really?? That's just crazy talk and I'm not having it.
It is for these asinine reasons that I refuse to buy tickets to theatre. While in NY for the summer, I refused City of Rochester cultural events because of woke dominance and interference. Instead, I stay in the “country”. My small local country schools, parks and street fairs continue to embrace conservative messages and values.
Disgusting. Soon they will say the walkures were men in women's clothing.
Every woman knows that men are defective women ! All fetoeses are female, and then a leg breaks off an x chromosome to make a male LOL at least that is what I read somewhere. Not a specialist here
great, my favorite historic character, flattened under the woke bus
Feminism has always postulated that men are superior to women. In order to attain to that level of superiority, they must become as much like men as possible and negate their femaleness.
This is just taking it to the next logical step.
The erasure of all that women have accomplished as WOMEN continues apace. This is the end game for patriarchy. Complete colonization of womanhood itself and the silencing of our voices as we try to fight back. The real tragedy is that women's socialization and indoctrination to 'be kind' laid the ground for this atrocity. Women no longer know how to fight back.
Women, as an actual sex class, are irrelevant according to this new paradigm. Except we are. Actual women give birth, nurture and contribute their bodies and minds in the world ways that men cannot. This will not end well. A world without women - healthy, vibrant, fulfilled, active women - will be a hellscape for men. It's a hellscape already for many women around the world.
I was beyond appalled when I noticed the article about this at The Telegraph yesterday. Enough already.
Yes well they are morons.
Reminder to all: Purchase a fire-proof safe large enough for holding samizdat collections of real, old, printed books.
They are trashing women, I don't know why people cannot see that. She was a heroine and an inspiration to many, including myself. I've heard stories about her since I was a child. She was fabulous.
By the way... Have people suddenly forgotten the English Language? They/Them is Plural/Third Person. Are they implying that that person is two people in one body? They have even changed the definition in the dictionary. From Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
Definition of they [Pay attention to 3d]
1 : those ones : those people, animals, or things
2 —used to refer to people in a general way or to a group of people who are not specified
3a —used with a singular indefinite pronoun antecedent. No one has to go if they don't want to.
3d —used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary (see nonbinary sense c) I knew certain things about … the person I was interviewing.… They had adopted their gender-neutral name a few years ago, when they began to consciously identify as nonbinary—that is, neither male nor female. They were in their late 20s, working as an event planner, applying to graduate school.— Amy Harmon
If they can redefined as they see fit every single word that exists... the new Tower of Babel will come very soon.
This type of crap gets produced a lot in much of Europe because the governments subsidize the arts to such a degree that they manage to keep going even when there are hardly any butts in the seats. I assume the same is true in the UK.
In the US all we can do is boycott this nonsense. I'm still having to skip most of the performing arts stuff here in San Francisco because they won't get rid of their vaccine requirement. Some of them are still only requiring masks and those I am boycotting.
I remember a few years back when SF Opera brought in a Spanish production of "Carmen" by an "acclaimed" director. It was a great illustration of Euro Trash and "woke" hadn't even gotten going much by that time.
What a completly screwed up world we now live in. The non-binary, gender neutral rubbish has gone from the stupid and mildly amusing, to outright lunacy. These people who can't decide if they are a man, woman, bicycle or lamp post, actually want the world to take them seriously. My suggestion - go see a good Pyschiatrist and get help.
Cant wait to see it!
(Imagine yourself as a friend with such a person...)