The Isle of the Virgins

We will dress him in it and he will pass before the new Queen as a Virgin . He is
taller than I , but we can sew on another instita . Quick ! He must dress as a Virgin
. ” It was a relief to Fairfax to hear a knock on the door . The Virgins started and ...

Author: Matthew J. Royal

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Wenborne-Sumner

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Page: 328

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The Virgins of the Rocks

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Author: Agatha Hughes

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110630554

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 388

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The Disease of Virgins

"Helen King examines the origins and history of the disease, from its roots in the classical tradition to its extraordinary survival into the 1920s, despite changes in how the mechanisms of puberty and menstruation were understood, and ...

Author: Helen King

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415226627

Category: Medical

Page: 196

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"Helen King examines the origins and history of the disease, from its roots in the classical tradition to its extraordinary survival into the 1920s, despite changes in how the mechanisms of puberty and menstruation were understood, and enormous shifts in medical theories and technologies. From menstrual disturbance to eating disorders, from liver disease to blood disorder, the disease of virgins has been adjusted throughout its history to fit medical fashions. However, little changed in the underlying ideas about the female body, and the need to regulate the sexuality of young women."--BOOK JACKET.

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Author: Poetry Virgins (Group)

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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The Poetry Virgins are a British performance group of five female writers and actors who are real professionals, inviting us to share their shameless delight in how The First Time should always be vital, authentic, passionate, hilarious...These are

Vamps Virgins and Victims

The final irony with these virgins emerged in June 1994 when the American
television show Sixty Minutes broadcast a ' deathbed interview with Bergalis .
Under oath to lawyers for the insurers settling her case , the video of Bergalis
convinced ...

Author: Robin Gorna

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 398

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This women-centred approach to analyzing the different impacts of the pandemic on women and men, and how HIV/AIDS function as a paradigm for other women's issues. Questions addressed include: what is the relationship between AIDS and women's health, sexuality and socio-economic status?; is there a feminist agenda on AIDS?; how have women been portrayed in discourse about the epidemic?; are women living with the virus treated differently from men?; and what activities put women at risk'.

Rape of the American Virgins

The aim of Hess , Harvey , the Virgin Islands Telephone Company , and all of the
other seventyodd companies enjoying subsidies through the liberality of the
Virgin Islands is to make money for their owners , proprietors , and stockholders ...

Author: Edward A. O'Neill

Publisher:

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Category: United States Virgin Islands

Page: 216

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From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins

The Vestal Virgins were Rome's most extraordinary religious phenomenon. At
any given time there were six Vestals who might range in age from early
childhood to extreme old age. A newly selected Vestal had to be between six and
ten years ...

Author: Ariadne Staples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113478788X

Category: History

Page: 217

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The role of women in Roman culture and society was a paradoxical one. On the one hand they enjoyed social, material and financial independence and on the other hand they were denied basic constitutional rights. Roman history is not short of powerful female figures, such as Agrippina and Livia, yet their power stemmed from their associations with great men and was not officially recognised. Ariadne Staples' book examines how women in Rome were perceived both by themselves and by men through women's participation in Roman religion, as Roman religious ritual provided the single public arena where women played a significant formal role. From Good Goddess to Vestal Virgins argues that the ritual roles played out by women were vital in defining them sexually and that these sexually defined categories spilled over into other aspects of Roman culture, including political activity. Ariadne Staples provides an arresting and original analysis of the role of women in Roman society, which challenges traditionally held views and provokes further questions.


The Hecuba Orestes Phnician Virgins and Medea of Euripides

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Author: Euripides

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781103171996

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 860

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Virgin Or Vamp

In this timely book, Benedict draws on her experience as a reporter and professor of journalism to examine the print press's treatment of four prominent sex crimes from the past decade - the Rideout marital rape trial in Oregon, the Big Dan ...

Author: Helen Benedict

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195086651

Category: Mathematics

Page: 309

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In the last few years, the national press has lavished coverage on several major sex-related scandals: the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, the William Kennedy Smith rape trial, and the Mike Tyson case. With each event came lurid stories pitting either a loose or virginal woman against an unwilling or monstrous man. Such extreme coverage, argues Helen Benedict, perpetuates myths that are harmful to victims of these crimes (and sometimes to the accused). In Virgin or Vamp Benedict examines the press's treatment of four notorious sex crimes from the past decade--the Rideout marital rape trial in Oregon, the Big Dan's pool table gang rape in Massachusetts, the "Preppy Murder" in New York City, and the Central Park jogger case--and shows how victims are labelled either as virgins or vamps, a practice she condemns as misleading and harmful. Benedict also looks at other factors that perpetuate the misunderstanding of rape. For instance, she shows how the New York press presented the Central Park jogger rape case as motivated by racism because of its unwillingness to consider rape an issue of gender. She also addresses our inherent language bias, the press's tendency to use sexually suggestive language to describe crime victims, and its preference for crimes against whites. In conclusion, Benedict offers a number of solutions that will help reporters cover these increasingly common crimes without further harming the victims, the defendants, or public understanding.

Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage

What is the effect of catching a queer pun's double meaning in a group rather than while alone? How can we characterize those auditors, within the convoluted, if fascinating, theories of erotic identity offered by queer theorists?

Author: Assistant Professor in the Department of English Mary Bly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198186991

Category: Drama

Page: 213

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Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans looks at the early modern theater through the lens of obscure and obscene puns--especially "queer" puns, those that carry homoerotic resonances and speak to homoerotic desires. In particular, it resurrects the operations of a small boys' company known as the first Whitefriars, which performed for about nine months in 1607-8. As a group, the plays performed by this company exhibit an unusually dense array of bawdy puns, whose eroticism is extremely interesting, given that the focus of eros is the male body. The laughter recoverable from Whitefriars plays harnesses the pun's inherent doubleness to homoerotic pleasure; in these plays, 'the bawdy hand of the dial' is always 'on the pricke of noone'. Mary Bly's analysis depends on the nature of punning itself, and the inflections of language and the creativity that marked Whitefriars punsters, with special emphasis on the effect of puns on an audience. What happens to audience members who sit shoulder to shoulder and laugh at homoerotic quibbles? What is the effect of catching a queer pun's double meaning in a group rather than while alone? How can we characterize those auditors, within the convoluted, if fascinating, theories of erotic identity offered by queer theorists?


The Tablet

A venerable old far the pagan institution of the Vestal Virgins has any relaman is
seated in a chair and points to the ... on either Fathers , in their desire to exalt
Christian virginity , may side , and is ornamented at its extremities with two broad
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Restless Virgins

Restless Virgins is the riveting real-life story of a group of seniors who were there as the "incident" (as it came to be called) unfolded: Whitney, the athletic and sensual beauty every girl wants to be; Annie, who craves acceptance but is ...

Author: Abigail Jones

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061873896

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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An honest, intimate look at the lives of today's teens—told through the true experiences of friends at a New England prep school Established in 1798, Milton Academy has a proud history of achievement. It has educated artists and CEOs; it has produced a long line of distinguished scholars and dignitaries; and it has shepherded students through the world of high-pressure academics for generations. Since its founding, the public face of Milton had always been one of integrity and pride . . . until a sex scandal rocked the campus and made headlines in the spring of 2005. The offense? Teenagers doing no more than what others had done before them—except this time they got caught. Restless Virgins is the riveting real-life story of a group of seniors who were there as the "incident" (as it came to be called) unfolded: Whitney, the athletic and sensual beauty every girl wants to be; Annie, who craves acceptance but is torn between the desire for peer approval and musical success; Jillian, the smart one who is sick of high school drama and desperate to go to college; and Reed, a "hockey god" who has it all but whose charisma masks a secret insecurity. From "friends with benefits" to STDs, today's teens face a wider array of social and sexual opportunities—and pressures—than ever before. Through its eye-opening yet sensitive depiction of a group of normal kids with normal struggles, Restless Virgins offers an important look at contemporary adolescence no teen, parent, or educator can afford to miss. And it is written by two recent Milton graduates who know this world—and these students—like no others.

Menacing Virgins

The essays in Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance examine the nexus of religious, political, economic, and aesthetic values that produce the Western European myth of virginity, and explore how ...

Author: Nancy Weitz

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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The essays in Menacing Virgins: Representing Virginity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance examine the nexus of religious, political, economic, and aesthetic values that produce the Western European myth of virginity, and explore how those complex cultural forces animate, empower, discipline, disclose, mystify, and menace the virginal body. As the title suggests, the virgin can be seen alternately or even simultaneously as menaced or menacing. To chart the history of virginity as a steady, evolutionary progression from a religious ideal in the Middle Ages toward a more secularized or sovereign ideal in the Renaissance would obscure how unstable a concept chastity is in both periods. What this collection demonstrates is that medieval and early modern attitudes toward virginity are not general and evolutionary, but specific, changeable, and often conflicted.