Diary of a mad showgirl
Holy crap! You mean to say you could be locked up in a loonie bin if your son got married? Or if you were falseley imprisoned in jail? Crazy!
Shit, if a lot of these were still in effect, I'd never be getting out! XD I like the "Masturbation & Tobacco" one myself! lol Lock me up and throw away the fucking key then! XD Thank you for sharing this, darling, and have a lovely day! <3 <3 <3 * *Hugs* ^^v+Rei Bathory+
How was the entire populace not locked away?
No wonder that place is allegedly haunted.
My personal favorites are "kicked in the head by a horse" and "novel reading". Uh. A lot of the female populace WAS locked up! They could've lumped all these fake diagnoses into "disliked by a man for whatever reason" and it would've been just as legit.
Wow--abuse by husband? It was very common to lock people up(especially women) for anything that made society uncomfortable.
I simultaneously love this & think some are hilarious, while also being infuriated. Does that make any sense? (I bet this statement alone would have been grounds to institutionalize me!)
Yup, I felt the same way! I'm pretty sure all we modern gals would've been locked up in the loony bin back then...
Fascinating list. Containing many good names for bands -- Gathering in the Head, Dissolute Habits, Dissipation of Nerves. Bad Company (old band but still kicking) has already been used. I especially liked seeing a website listed at the end of the list -- the hospital(the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum) is now a museum, of sorts.And yeah, what exactly does "Tobacco and masturbation" mean? I mean, I know what they each mean but could they throw you in the asylum for smoking WHILE masturbating, or just for smoking AND masturbating? Other favorites are Politics, Fighting Fire, and Salvation Army. Now that I think of it, maybe we should re-institute the Politics one.
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