Many of you are aware that my daughter Chastity Hyman sophomore B.FA art student living, working and loving here in Lincoln, Nebraska. Followers of my blog are aware that I commissioned her to do a depiction of former enslaved canal laborer Moses Grandy last summer.
A Tale of Two Prostitutes-Notes on the Victorian Social Order
In the nineteenth century, a woman who owned property, made high wages, had sex outside of marriage (or outside the missionary position) and was not ashamed may well have been involved in nineteenth century sex work. These “public women” challenged and subverted the Victorian cultural universals that upheld traits of purity, piety, domesticity and submission … Continue reading A Tale of Two Prostitutes-Notes on the Victorian Social Order