Posts Tagged ‘crazy bitches’

The Female Hysteria Douche Remedy (c. 1860)

In case you were wondering what happened to those crazy bitches picked up for "female hysteria" prior to 1900: it's pictured.
"illustration of French pelvic douche device" via Wikipedia Commons.

This Week in Sexist History: Crazy Bitches Edition

Newspaper stories from the good old days say the darndest things. So every week on the Sexist, let’s take a ride on journalism’s way-back machine, to a time when all female behavior could be explained away simply. Sure, turn-of-the-century journos called it "insanity," "mania," or "hysteria," but we know the real diagnosis: She's a crazy [...]

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