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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Punishment for Gossiping or Quarrelling Women

Hello All....
Actually skang ni tgh2 godek2 tenet nak wat research  berkenaan ngan product design sket (kononnye la)...tgh godek2 tu terjumpa la satu benda ni....u know what?..aku tergelak sorg2 tau dalam office bile tgk gamba benda tuh..and baca die nye description and history etc...nak tau x ape???hehe....

CHINGGGGG!!!


Credits: Science Museum London

"SCOLD'S BRIDDLE" (cam kepala ikan Phiranha plak kan)


“A ‘Scold’s bridle’ is a fearsome looking mask which fits tightly on to the head. A scold was defined as a “rude, clamorous woman”. The bridle was used as a punishment for women considered to be spending too much time gossiping or quarreling. Time spent in the bridle was normally allocated as a punishment by a local magistrate. The custom developed in Britain in the 1500s, and spread to some other European countries, including Germany. When wearing the mask it was impossible to speak. This example has a bell on top to draw even more attention to the wearer, increasing their humiliation. It was used until the early 1800s as a punishment in workhouses.

source:
http://www.theworldsbestever.com/2011/02/08/punishment-for-gossiping-or-quarrelling-women/

This item is one of the more disturbing objects in Henry Wellcome’s collection. A ‘Scold’s bridle’ is a fearsome looking mask which fits tightly on to the head. A scold was defined as a “rude, clamorous woman”. The bridle was used as a punishment for women considered to be spending too much time gossiping or quarreling. Time spent in the bridle was normally allocated as a punishment by a local magistrate. The custom developed in Britain in the 1500s, and spread to some other European countries, including Germany. When wearing the mask it was impossible to speak. This example has a bell on top to draw even more attention to the wearer, increasing their humiliation. It was used until the early 1800s as a punishment in workhouses.

source:
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/objects/display.aspx?id=5343



Some punishments were very heavily gendered. The scold’s bridle symbolized the idea that women were like animals, because horses were made to wear bits and bridles. But there was also the practical effect that the bridle stopped a woman from speaking. Speech was said to be one of the main things that set humans apart from all other animals. By taking away her power of speech the bridle made a woman more bestial in practice as well as in theory.

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So, for those people out there yang suka gossip2, ngumpat2 or yg seangkatan dengannya tu boleh la cuba2 pakai ye..hehe...kalu pakai ni mmg nampak HIGH FASHION nie..hehe...





So, the moral value is STOP GOSSIPING. kachingg!daaa....
Renung2kan..Selamat Beramal.....

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