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August 21, 2021

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And not only that, in high school he drank a six pack and he made a pass at a girl!

This is truly sad and unbelievable.

Sadly, this critical attitude, couched in current correctness, is strangely blind to the fact that folks in the 14th century simply did not behave or think the way we do today. It's thus a specious argument to expect them retrospectively to do so or else be censored. And may I add that Chaucer authored what's considered to be one of the first feminist narratives in the English Language, the Wife of Bath's Tale.

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