The Victorian tag is full of mishaps, and they are posted here for your amusement.
For reference, Victorian is 1837-1901.
If your post was reblogged, it does not mean that your post is bad, it simply means that it was mislabelled.
“i wish i lived in jane austen’s time!”
congratulations, you are a poor housewife in a port town whose sailor husband is rarely home, you pop out a baby nine months after every time he is whether you want to or not, and you are eventually forced to have sex with strange men in order to feed said babies. the twist is, your husband finally comes home, calls you a whore and leaves you with all those children!
oh, you don’t like that?
you are a slave on a sugar plantation in antigua, and thousands of miles across an ocean in a land you will never see, a bunch of rich men who will never cross that ocean to see for themselves the conditions you are forced to call a life argue over whether or not you are property to be bought and sold.
you’re still not happy, are you?
fine, fine, you’re a well-to-do young lady who married a man she chose. you fail to produce a son, having miscarriage after miscarriage after stillbirth, each time risking death in childbed. your husband in his frustration takes a mistress and gives you syphilis, which, after several years of further disappointments, drives you to mental instability. you are locked in a room and kept sedated on laudanum for the rest of your life, and that’s if he doesn’t choose to divorce you (keeping your dowry of course) and send you to live in inhuman asylum conditions!
history is not some magical wonderland of pretty dresses and gallant men. sit the everloving fuck down.
I was really scared when I got on tumblr and saw that I had a ton of messages, thinking that I had said something horrific, but hey, it’s just you guys being awesome c:
You guys are wonderful. ♥
nordprivilege- I have, uh, a lot of other blogs than this. But my main/personal blog is greypoppies.
jackviolet-I remember that! I think. I hope my answer to you was coherent and not angry sounding? (You’re really cute by the way, stalking your blog right now :’)
And to all of you: Have a gif of Mark Ruffalo hugging Chris Hemsworth.
I’ll keep posting, I can’t promise that I’ll be the most consistent but I’ll try.
Will anyone care if I delete this blog or?
What if people stopped.
#victorian #rococo #baroque #marie antoinette #goth #vintage should not be ALL under one post.
If you’re not sure, Google/Wikipedia is not that difficult.