The purpose of the study according to assistant professor in psychology Dr David Fredrick was to find out why some traditional practices were being clung to despite a push for equality between the sexes. They believe that women only want equality when it suits them.That we want to cherry pick the best of both worlds.From flirting through repeated “likes” of someone’s posted Facebook photos or commenting on their every status update, to setting up surreptitious OKCupid or Ashley Madison accounts, cheating looks very different in 2014 than it did ten years ago. Pierre tells Nerve, “I think previously cheating was something you did not bring up in public, it was only discussed behind closed doors.In the last decade, we’ve even seen reality TV shows on the subject! It brought dozens of couples to a remote island…and then placed one of the pair in cheat-prone situations with sexily-clad members of the opposite sex (no same sex attractions allowed) and then asked partners to watch on closed circuit TV as a smarmy host patted their hand and said things like, “Wow, it would really hurt me if my wife acted the way your husband is acting.” People cheated on network television, and we ate popcorn instead of getting outraged.The greatest of the chansons de geste is also one of the earliest - the Chanson de Roland, dating probably from about 1100.
Marriage was the foundation of medieval society and not only represented the formation of a personal relationship but an economic and diplomatic transaction that brought together two families.
Our keynote speaker, Professor Neil Cartlidge, opened the conference with a thought-provoking paper focusing on courtly love vs marriage.
The papers that followed worked with material dating from the tenth to the fifteenth centuries and explored historical, literary and art historical material from medieval Ireland, Wales, France and England, provoking lively and stimulating discussions.
A few years ago, my friend Stella called me in tears to ask my advice: her long-time boyfriend had found a Craigslist Missed Connection that was obviously about him, and, giggling, Stella encouraged him to respond.
He showed her the messages he exchanged with the girl, until she stopped messaging him when he said he had a girlfriend.
Because I sure don’t—we spend a lot of time communicating with people we may not exactly know very well, using tiny powerful computers that we carry in our pockets.