This is a real thing in the world.

[Trigger warning for misogynistic violence.]

The Henry VIII and "Disappearing Wives" Mug:

screen cap of coffee mug featuring images of King Henry VIII and his wives
10 oz. mug features the picture of Henry VIII and his 6 wives ... which disappear when you add hot beverage
How charming. In case you're wondering, yes, it's microwave-safe!

Frequently have I taken note of the increasing use of antiquity as a justification for treating violent misogyny as a ha-ha joke. What—you still can't laugh at a guy murdering his wives even when it happened like a zillion years ago?! Geez!

(I'm not going to link to the site at which I found this, because wev, but it's easy enough to find via Google if you are so inclined.)

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