ban on good looks

16 Jul

An English act from 1770 cited in “Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell” (pg.163):

“That all women, of whatever age, rank, profession or degree, whether virgin, maids or widows, that shall from and after this act impose upon, seduce and betray into matrimony any of His Majesty’s subjects by the use of scents, paints, cosmetic washes… shall incur the penalty of the law now in force against witchcraft.”

Girl… uhm… MAID POWER!!!

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Posted by on July 16, 2009 in smellscape


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One response to “ban on good looks

  1. Iulianus

    July 17, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    “So the people of your ConSentiency sometimes resent the sexual relationships of others. They are not sure, then, how they use sex to hold power over others.” – F.H.


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