Re: Moulin Rouge/Corsets
> Actually, I've heard from nurses who have taken care of veryelderly women
> that they were, in fact, deformed internally and externally fromyears of
> corset wearing. I guess it depends who you talk to!Hmmm.... I'd like a bit more info.. as it would have to a be a very
few women as corsets went out a long time ago so these women would
be wearing them even though they were not in fashion.. say 1910s as
the last time to be in fashion (1920s ones don't count they weren't
made to constrict) so that's 90 years ago already.
And they'd have to already be of an age to have worn them to not
want to give them up... and the number of women over the age of 110
must be statistically small. Just how deformed? I know you can
change the shape of a bone over about 7 years (it was meant to be a
positive thing.. ie for those of us with poor posture and long
term 'deformities' occuring from that can be reversed).
Just saying that these women wouldn't represent the average woman
anyway. Which is why I was saying the deformed corpses that just
happened to be of women who corseted were statistacally not a good
representation of women in general too.
"In fact, the liver was probably chosen as the afflicted organ,
because autopsies not infrequently show it to look enlarged or
distorted. There exists a normal anatomic variant in which the liver
has an accessory lobe."
Not saying that there isn't any effect, but what there was/is is far
less than we seem to want to believe. We seem to want to believe
that our ancestors were foolish and deformed themselves..
One of these two following links also takes about liver lobes, see
the quote above about that.
Though that too seems to be rather more focused on the pain being
part of the pleasure hting. But they do make the distinction bewteen
normal wearing of corsets and tight lacing.
Again, this is about tightlacing, but still interesing, a woman's
account of the effetcs on her. Please note this is about *tight*
Most women only laced 2-4" smaller than their normal size.. maybe
ona few special occasions a bit more. You only need to look at
exsisting garments (and I mean a wide range of them not just a
handful) to see that while they are small.. proportionally not quite
I'm going to be reading it at the library rather than buy it for
budgetary reasons;) (double the price and ad the same on for
shipping and that's what it would cost me).
- OH Dear, you will be soooo dissapointed in me. I was
there for a wedding and did not have a car at my
disposal pluss I didn't not find out about the good
deals on fabric till the day i was ready to leave.
Pluss side is My sis still lives there so I could get
her to send me something eh! I am a bit dissapointed
but maybe i can make another trip there in the future
and now I know. take care Peggy
--- yum-yi <candyjgirl@...> wrote:
> Yes, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I__________________________________________________
> forget that there is also a town in Northern
> Washington just along the border called Vancouver
> I hope that while you were there, you took advantage
> of all the fabric stores!!!! I miss it so dearly now
> that I am in a smaller center!
> --- peggy salvail <psalvail@...> wrote:
> > to bad I didn''t know I just returned from
> > Oh that was Canada right? take care Peggy
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