The Not-So-Golden Life of the Gilded Age Wife

  • Southampton, Long Island
  • Mar 20, 2019
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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.

  • 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • 91 Coopers Farm Road
    Southampton, NY 11968
  • 077 4Ex t523
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  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Event Requires Pre-Registration: Yes
  • Rogers Memorial Library
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