What Is Objectification?

Objectification means treating a person like an object without regard to their human dignity or personhood. The concept of objectification is an important one in feminist theo (MORE)
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Were Chastity Belts Really Used in Medieval Times?

A chastity belt is a locking wearable device designed to prevent sexual intercourse or masturbation. It's popularly thought that they were in widespread use during the Middle (MORE)
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What is Female Hysterical Paroxysm?

For centuries throughout the Western world, a common medical diagnosis for women was "female hysteria." One of the most common treatments for this disorder was physi (MORE)
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Victorian Fashion for Women

Today, the Victorian era is often looked at with nostalgic romanticism. The elaborate costumes of the period are appealing to we who live in a jeans-and-t-shirt era, and with (MORE)

Women of the California Gold Rush

In the mid-19th century, women had very few rights. But the circumstances of the California Gold Rush created unique opportunities for women, enabling many to make their fortu (MORE)