The Bidet

Since we are currently talking a lot about hygiene, I wanted to dedicate this post to a sanitary amenity that has meanwhile lost its original societal role: the bidet. Invented in France in the 17th century, its main function was to serve as a post-coital vaginal douche. Up until the 1960s (when the pill took […]

Leopard Fur

Leopard fur was originally (and in some cultures still is) worn by kings as a status symbol, representing authority and dominance over nature. The rarity of the animals also makes it very desirable for trophy-hunters. The fur therefore symbolizes—in a universal, toxically masculine way—power, triumph, and success. The 1940s and the women’s movement used the […]

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