Tuesday, February 26, 2013

How to keep a woman in line in the 15th century

Quarrelsome women were punished by being forced to wear a neck violin, which was a wooden board with holes for the head and hands. Sinful women were put inside an Iron Maiden. Some women were forced to wear a chastity belt, like the two shown in the photo above, to protect their virginity.

a chastity beltAn authentic chastity belt 

An Iron Maiden in the lobby of the Criminal Museum

Neck violins 

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