Tag Archive: Prostitution

Socioeconomic Slut-Shaming


Comparing Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Jenny” to the 90’s rom-com Pretty Woman.

We Need To Talk: Prostitution in Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s “Jenny” and J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye


A Comparison of The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger and “Jenny” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Slavery: More Than Forced Labor


Enslavement in Visions of the Daughters of Albion is depicted in William Blake’s progressive text. Oothoon, the female protagonist, is bound by society’s standpoint on purity. She is further bound when raped by… Continue reading

The Great Social Evil (or, “Render up your body or die”)


I’d like extend our class discussion about “fallen women” to certain social contexts that relate to, and frame, that concept. In particular, I’d like to look at a three Victorian documents dealing with… Continue reading

Fantomina’s New World: Misogyny and Opportunity through Prostitution in 1700s England


In her work Fantomina: or Love in a Maze, Eliza Haywood explores the misogyny and the atypical brand of freedom prostitution in 1700s England offered women. When Fantomina observes the “mistresses” in the… Continue reading

Christina Rossetti’s Outlook on Prostitution and Redemption in the Victorian Era


Prostitution is typically not the first thought that arises when one thinks of Victorian England. It is indeed a period marked by substantial innovations including transportation, industrialism, and literature. Nevertheless, this era was… Continue reading

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