abnormalities in the vanilla world · cultural stuff · sex and sexuality

“Madcap”, Mentally Ill Women were Manipulated into Madhouses by Social Mores, Men and “Morality”

This blog isn’t a rant against the institution of psychiatry.  I have great respect for the profession. In spite of what Tom Cruise would have me (and the world) believe, I have an unwavering belief in the benefit of psychiatry. This blog details the sociopolitical history of women during the mid to late Victorian Era and the… Continue reading “Madcap”, Mentally Ill Women were Manipulated into Madhouses by Social Mores, Men and “Morality”

abnormalities in the vanilla world · crime and punishment · cultural stuff · pathetic · Uncategorized

Cults, Criminals, and Courts

  FLDS – breakaway cult of the Mormon religion to practice polygamy. Cult Survivor:  Brent Jeffs Brent’s father had 3 wives and 20 children, including Brent. His grandfather, Rolon Jeffs, the prophet of the church, exercised total control over the cult. Rolon kept his followers isolated from the rest of the population. Fear was the tactic that… Continue reading Cults, Criminals, and Courts

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Dangerous Sexuality in Kids’ Fairy Tales

Seldom do we put together danger and sex in children’s stories but the history behind many folk and fairy tales often intertwines the two.  In fact, many old tales were used as a warning to young virginal girls and adults about guarding the innocence of girlhood. They were tales about morality and the implication that a deflowered… Continue reading Dangerous Sexuality in Kids’ Fairy Tales