Wednesday, October 14, 2009
"Female Infirmities" Victorian Trade Card
I picked up this Victorian trade card for it's mention of "female infirmities," and the image of a woman's face behind shattered glass. I haven't read up much on the idea of Victorian female "hysteria," but it seems like it was a catch-all "disorder" for any female who behaved in a way that was unexpected for the time. As someone who thinks that the idea of "female infirmities" is greatly exaggerated, I'm going to end with a quote from the movie "Jennifer's Body."
"PMS isn't real Needy, it was invented by the boy-run media to make us seem like we're crazy."