The inventor of the bra, Caresse Crosby, came up with the idea because she didn’t want to wear a corset to a dance at age 19. She also had a dog named Clytoris. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
About Andy Warhol's failed assassin, Valeri Solanas. A radical who called for the elimination of the male sex to create a Utopia for women. She shot Warhol in the liver, spleen, lungs, and stomach and he was required to wear a corset for the rest of his life. biography.com/news/andy-w…
In 1917 the US War Industries Board asked women to stop buying corsets to free up the production of metal. It liberated 28,000 tonnes of metal, enough to build two battleships. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The tapeworm diet started with women in the Victorian Era. The style was to have pale skin, eyes that looked dilated, red cheeks and lips, and a tiny waist. In the age of corsets, they also ingested tapeworms to lose weight. Still practiced today, women take a pill that has a tapeworm egg inside healthline.com/health/die…
The link between Feminism and "bra-burning" originated when protesters at Miss America threw mops, pots and pans, magazines, false eyelashes, high-heels, curlers, hairspray, makeup, girdles, corsets, and bras, into a "Freedom Trash Can". They didn't actually end up setting fire to anything. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
Queen Victoria had a voracious appetite for food and sex. Victoria responded with dismay when advised by her doctor to forgo sexual activity so as to prevent further pregnancies. She soon abandoned her corset and was described as β€œvery large, ruddy and fat” historyextra.com/period/v…
French doctor Ludovic O'Followell in 1904 used x-ray technology to demonstrate the negative health effects of corset tightlacing, using striking radiological images to great effect in his paper Le Corset. cnet.com/news/vintage-x-r…
In 1917, the U.S. War Industries Board asked women to stop buying corsets to free up metal for war production. This was said to have saved some 28,000 tons of metal, enough to build two battleships. pbs.org/wgbh/theymadeamer…
In 1550's France, Catherine de Medici was so disgusted by women with "thick waists", she enforced a ban on them from her court - this lead to the widespread use of the corset throughout western civilization for the next 350 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The US asked women to stop buying corsets and the amount of metal saved by this effort equalled 2 battleships en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H…
A 1920s anti-catholic mob, led by the Klan, became convinced the pope was on a train in Indiana. A corset salesman spent half an hour convincing the mob he wasn't the pope in disguise. books.google.com/books?id…
Whalebone corsets were not made of bone, but of baleen, a whale's filter plate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bal…
The Rational Dress Society was founded in 1881 in order to protest against fashions that restricted women's freedom, such as tightly-fitting corsets, heavily-weighted skirts, and high-heeled shoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
The corsets that women wore in the 19th century pushed their internal organs so out of place that one medical professor warned his students that the cadavers of women were of no pedagogical use in the study human anatomy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
The Romanov duchesses survived the first round of gunfire that killed their parents because they wore jewels embroidered into their corsets; despite more gunfire and the use of bayonets, they had to be shot in the head at close range. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hou…
In 1941, state surveys in the UK asked how many bras women owned to work out the amount of steel that was being diverted from the war effort to prop up women's corsets and other garments bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-1…
Many women at the turn of the 20th century wore maternity corsets when they were pregnant to minimize the appearance of their bellies. hsl.virginia.edu/historic…
Today I learned about tightlacing, the practice of wearing corsets so tight they actually modify your body en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
In 1880s some mothers started their daughters wearing corsets in early childhood. Not everybody agreed that this was a good practice. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Corsets can deform the intestines and slow digestion. lucycorsetry.com/2014/10/…
WWI brought a change from corsets to bras because metal was needed for the war en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
A Fainting couch is like a regular couch but with the back raised at one end, and it's speculated to have been used for women wearing corsets too tight and constricting blood flow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fai…
Men wore corsets all the time in the 1800s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The Victorians used to intentionally ingest tapeworms so that they could lose weight and wear tighter corsets theundergroundbootcamp.co…
Before the invention of brassiere in 1913, women used to wear corset stiffened with whaleback bones and and steel rods. web.mit.edu/invent/iow/ja…
Today I learned about the organ arrangements of a person wearing a corset reddit.com/r/pics/comment…
During murder of Tsar and family members (Russian Revolution), the girls did not die first because the bullets rebounded off jewels that were sewn into their corsets en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
Frida Kahlo wore plaster corsets for most of her life which she decorated with scraps of fabric and drawings. theparisreview.org/blog/2…

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