Joan of Arc  

LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
3114 posts
5/18/2005 5:55 pm

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Joan of Arc

What ever happened to women like Joan of ARC?

I am deeply saddened still today that such a woman was treated the way in which she was.

Female crusaders and warriors no longer exist, and if they do they surely do not look femanine.


rm_indophilist 36M

5/26/2005 1:49 pm

What's your theory on Joan of Arc's visions?
Temporal lobe epilepsy?
Paranoia?


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/19/2005 3:14 pm

Well said Keith... I think a lot of people are under the impression that medieval warefare was more brutal. They don't know much about modern warfare apparently LOL.

At least if a sword got you it was a clean cut, where as a bomb or grenade is not clean and not repairable.

Medical technology caught up so they invented something that modern medicine can not fix as easily.


keithcancook 60M
17839 posts
5/19/2005 1:37 pm

Sorry, I addressed your comment before I addressed your post.

Female crusaders do still exist. They never have left us. Mother Theresa comes to mind. Susan Anthony and Clara Barton as well. Gloria Steinam and other feminist leaders come to mind too.

These women led crusades in my opinion. And for many different reasons and causes as you can see.

I too was saddened by the Joan d'Arc story. Shameful that politics led to her betrayal. She was mostly a pawn in a Great Game (100 yrs. War) and the King of France had little honor in selling her out. (although the payoff for him was large)


keithcancook 60M
17839 posts
5/19/2005 1:26 pm

I agree. The way we kill each other today is deplorable. You don't even know who you are killing these days. It is done from such a great distance.

If battles were fought in the old way the casualty counts would be much reduced.

Of course being killed in a volley of arrows was just as "impersonal"


LoyaltyandHonor 35M/31F
1241 posts
5/19/2005 9:08 am

I am glad to see someone who enjoys such an ancient art. In today's world nearly all the men who enjoy an art only enjoy acting like a GI JOE and know nothing of the honor of swordsmanship or combat.


shything81 35F
2 posts
5/18/2005 10:35 pm

Let me introduce myself dear friend. I am studying medieval swordfighting as we speak (broadsword right now but i want to get to fight in the 'florentine' style), and I consider myself very feminine *grin* . Any questions?


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