Saturday, July 13, 2013

IMAGINARY FEMALE TROUBLE. SUPPRESSED MASTURBATION. NOVEL READING: A list of reasons for admission to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, 1864-69. (HT: @emilynussbaum)


  1. Meghan9:58 AM

    I love that "Jealousy and religion" and "Marriage of son" are reasons for institutionalization. I need more info on why jealousy and religion are lumped together, since overpractice of religion is listed separately. And the marriage of son is just funny.

  2. Institutionalized

    They stuck me in an institution
    Said it was the only solution
    to give me the needed professional help
    to protect me from the enemy, myself

  3. Joseph Finn1:51 PM

    I'm going to go with SNUFF EATING FOR 2 YEARS as my favorite.

  4. Jordan7:51 PM

    "Excessive sexual abuse." How do they draw that line?

  5. I personally like Surpression of Menses. How did she do that and how can I do that too?

  6. D'Arcy6:08 PM

    It cracks me up that "masturbation" and "suppression of masturbation" are both on the list. Damned if you do, damned if you don't!