Magical female genital display: Are you talking about history or, more specifically, the history of art?
This is history, not just the history of art. For the prehistoric age, we don't really know exactly what is and isn't history. That it's history is more recently shown in a 19th-century letter we found in the Irish Times. The letter's author was an older man who wrote that as a child he observed a woman who was being besieged by people with pitchforks — she lifted up her skirts and they ran away. There's also a 19th-century story about rows of older Chinese women frightening off invaders by standing on the city wall and exposing themselves.
Monday, October 11, 2010
10 Questions: Miriam Robbins Dexter on the Power of Female Display:
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