Please refresh the page and retry. M any a wise husband might choose to spring into action following a hint from his wife, but even among the closest of couples, self-mutilation might be a little much to expect. Not for Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his late wife Ginny.
Feminists often make that claim that the "rule of thumb" used to mean that it was legal to beat your wife with a rod, so long as that rod were no thicker than the husband's thumb. Thus, one constantly runs into assertions like this: someone might want to be careful using "rule of thumb" in a sarcastic way. However, Christina Hoff Sommers documents how the link between the phrase "rule of thumb" and wifebeating is a feminist-inspired myth of recent vintage.
Please refresh the page and retry. A husband and wife described as "master manipulators" after being convicted of 84 drug and child sex offences have been jailed. Nicholas Taylor, 47, gave a thumbs up and said "yeah, spot on" from the dock as he was sent down for at least 18 years after being found guilty of 62 offences, including rape, supplying class A drugs and indecency with a child.
I am jet-lagged, and ill, plumbing unexplored levels of exhaustion. I mostly manage to go about my normal business, but at least once a day I experience an interval of all-encompassing bewilderment. Four days later, I am sitting in the kitchen, still ill, staring in perfect incomprehension at a crossword puzzle.
These are external links and will open in a new window. For three months, the year-old sat steadfastly watching the trial of the year-old man she has been married to for 11 years. She listened to gruelling witness statements, including those from his multiple mistresses, detailing rape, murder and torture.
Sharon Fenick first heard the figure of speech "rule of thumb" cited as a sexist pejorative during her freshman year at Harvard seven years ago. The phrase was invoked in a lecture as an example of domestic abuse permitted by British common law. The rule of thumb, according to the professor, was a law that allowed a man to beat his wife so long as the rod used was no thicker than his thumb.
He was born a dwarf, or person of short stature defined medically as someone whose adult height will not exceed more than four feet ten inches tall. Barnum moulded the young Stratton into the character of General Tom Thumb with excellent manners and a haughty air. He taught him various stage routines and dressed him in specially tailored character costumes as Napoleon Bonaparte and Cupid.
It's one of the myths of women's history. Well, except that it may still be rude to use a phrase that you know will upset people. It may also be rude to assume that people who use the phrase are being rude.
The baby had been brought back to the hospital having been discharged days earlier for his photo-op with the President. Posing with the baby, whose adopted parents were killed in the supermarket shooting, Mr Trump is seen grinning while Melania holds him up. It was later revealed that the baby had been brought back to the hospital having been discharged days earlier for his photo-op with the President.
An alleged killer smiled and gave a thumbs up before he shot his heavily pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow, a court has heard. Imtiaz Muhammad was married and expecting a child with year-old Devi Unmathallegadoo when they were allegedly ambushed by her ex-husband. The defendant shot Mrs Unmathallegadoo as she attempted to flee upstairs at the family home in Ilford, east London, the court heard.