They were the kind of women who men FELT something around... Deep states of reverence, desire and discomfort in equal measures. The biggest problem was amongst the powerful 'religious men' who desired, lusted and consummated in private whilst vehemently condemning and denouncing in public. So terrified were these men by their impending loss of power that they determined to irradicate the problem. So they started their WITCH HUNT. A woman thus accused had either to renounce the devil inside (aka her feminine sexuality) or be put to death. Whilst the mob jeered and the unashamedly juicy women burned in the flames no-one noticed the bishops secret erection. His face contorted by bitterness and anger with a hint of satisfaction at the task nearing completion. His own sexuality deeply suppressed... buried beneath a heavy structure of dogmatic belief systems cleverly designed to 'keep a lid on things'...
It is WE who carry the blame. WE the silent majority who stood by and watched it happening and said nothing. WE the angy mob who denounced our friends & lovers... WE who quickly and firmly suppressed the subtle sensations stirring deep in our loins.
Fast forward a few centuries and the powerful men calling the shots realised that maybe they had been too hasty... Maybe the baby had been thrown out with the bathwater? Sex is powerful. Control the sexuality of a group of people and they will be putty in your hands.
*nb I never saw an 'ugly woman' myself but I am told that they exist(ed)