Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bitch Is Sane If You Ask Me

From an old newspaper article discussing a woman committed to the infamous Dunning Asylum:

Catherine T. is 56, and has been a terror to her family for seventeen years, or since the birth of her last child. Her doctor testified that she was something like a wild cat, when he was called in to see her; has been ill for six months, her husband thinking at first it was temper from her scolding so much. "All the same," she interrupted, "I have cooked and washed all along for the whole family, and I wish I was dead." But this is not necessary, for her way is paid to Dunning, over which preside very womanly and scientific women, who will soon have her in a convalescent condition, and in a mood grateful for the privilege of living [and serving her Lord and Master, her dickhead husband].

The part in brackets is written by my ass, if you couldn't figure that shit out.


Steph(anie) said...

"very womanly and scientific women"

whatever the fuck that means.

Big Mark 243 said...

You are a trip! A trip to Vegas or Disneyland because reading your blog is can be so much fun!!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I thought the same thing. Guess you couldn't just be smart back then.

Big Mark,
Thanks, buddy. I appreciate it.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

OMG WTF...really ... she will be in a grateful mood..really...I'd just be grateful for not being in the wedding with said dickhead husband LOL!!

Syd said...

I like your comments added.

michelle said...

I bet they gave her a hysterectomy and a horse tranquilizer.

She sounds like every mom I know.

And we're still getting hysterectomies and pills.

Maybe it's just a shitty gig

Mary LA said...

Sane but exploited. She needed to meet up with Lizzie Borden.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

You can say that again, babe. Love you.

Thanks, my brother.

It probably is a shitty gig, but I'm glad some women are wiling to do it with love.

Mary LA,
Yes, then they could be two angry bitches together. Laugh.

Love to all my peeps,


Sheria said...

She definitely sounds sane to me. Poor woman should have just run away. They probably subjected her to shock treatment followed by a lobotomy.

Sweden said...

in the 60's they would give all the house wives valium because of "female stress" or whatever they called it. I wish they still gave them out so freely, i'm like stressed all the time. Now i have to buy them on the street for $1/pill. Stupid doctors, they are so mean not giving out fun prescriptions.

Sweden said...

if this happened after the birth of her child she probably just had post partum or something.

Kissa said...

Your thoughts are funny AND true. :D
Miss you, sorry I'm so laggy on the posts. I'm gunna send you an email. Kk


Sarcastic Bastard said...

I am happy to hear from you. Can you tell? Laugh.

Sadly they probably did lobotomzie her.



Yep, I thought of that too.

I would LOVE to hear from you.