Newly Made Widow Faces Accusations of Sexual Assault and Treason, Her Imminent Death, The Probable Death of Her Children; Doesn’t Throw a Goddamned Fit

This is related to this week's haiku theme, but also to current events. I apologize for it being so on the nose. But the Kavanaugh thing got my dander up and after reading about Marie Antoinette's execution, my dander rose further. Haiku coming later. October 16, 1793, PARIS - The trial of the Widow Capet, … Continue reading Newly Made Widow Faces Accusations of Sexual Assault and Treason, Her Imminent Death, The Probable Death of Her Children; Doesn’t Throw a Goddamned Fit

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Charlotte Corday Haiku

Don't stab fanatics, Ladies, lest you're guillotined, Called 'mannish', 'ugly.' Charlotte Corday stabbed Jean-Paul Marat 225 ago, making for the least relaxing bath ever. It was 1793. The French Revolution was in full swing and the radical Jacobin faction was in control. An important part of the Jacobin platform was 'let's kill everyone who disagrees … Continue reading Charlotte Corday Haiku