Tag: virginity

The Fallen Woman

by on Mar.19, 2013, under Blog posts

“Past and Present I” by Victorian artist Augustus Leopold Egg shows the tragic circumstances sure to follow (according to 19th century thinking, anyway) if a woman failed to remain chaste.

Why the double standard? Today I’m at Romancing the Past, discussing the stigma associated during the 19th century with being a fallen woman.

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