Info

Southampton History Museum
Phone
631-283-2494
Website
Location

Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton, NY

Date

Nov 01 2018

Time

1:00 pm

Cost

Free

Age

Adult

The Not-So-Golden Life of the Gilded Age Wife presented by Velya Jancz-Urban

Despite class differences, women of the Gilded Age shared at least one similarity — they were viewed as inferior to men. Male doctors spent an inordinate amount of time theorizing how a woman’s body controlled her mind. The “obstruction of a woman’s menstrual flow” could lead to “hysteria.” She could even suffer from a “wandering womb” if there wasn’t a baby in her uterus to prevent it from roaming around the body. Join Velya Jancz-Urban to hear more about these widely-held yet fantastically incorrect suppositions and superstitions about the female mind and body. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library. To register visit myrml.org or call 631-283-0774 ext. 523.

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