This essay discusses the cultural meanings of the popular story of the female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, who were captured along with Captain John Rackam and put on trial in Jamaica in The first illustrations of the two women showed them fully dressed; but very quickly the image changed to one that showed them baring their breasts — this is the one that endured through multiple later editions. The article argues that the bared breast is a culturally important signifier that becomes important in the eighteenth century as a symbol: its representation marks women either as appropriately domestic and maternal, or alternatively as criminal, non-respectable, and as available for the viewing pleasure of the audience.
The quintessential embodiment of female sexuality, breasts have fascinated and mystified since the beginning of time. From the biology that makes breasts, and breast-feeding, possible, and the odd boob changes that occur with motherhood to historical perceptions of the hourglass shape, LiveScience the art and science of breasts. Women have strapped down their breasts with fabric bands or boosted their cleavage with body-shaping corsets for centuries, depending on current fashions.
The term is most commonly used in Western female fashions and is most commonly applied to a neckline that reveals or emphasizes cleavage. Low-cut necklines are a feature of ball gownsevening gownsleotardslingerie and swimsuitsamong other fashions. In Indonesia especially in Javaa breast cloth known as kemben was worn for centuries until the 20th century.
Cultural taboos in society often frown on revealing the female breasts. Even innocuous activities such as public breastfeeding can garner controversy and public disapproval. In fact, delving into history, they were used as a sexy fashion accessory or political statement.
Hippocrates writes that when the Blood comes out of the Nipples, those Women are Mad. The breasts have played an important role in defining the special functions of the female body and have enormous cultural significance as well. Both maternal and sexual in appearance, they appear at times in startling forms to modern viewers of medieval and Renaissance texts, such as the images of Christ as a "mother" giving nourishment to the faithful from the wounds in his chest -- an image that medieval and Renaissance Christians would have understood in physiological as well as religious terms since they strongly believed that milk was a kind of purified blood.
What is it about women's breasts that can stir so much interest in today's society? They are, after all, a normal part of all women regardless of race, ethnicity or religion. Breasts play an important role in defining the special functions of the female body and have enormous cultural significance as well.
In addition to the censored reproductions discussed in the post and the one provided by Elliott Horowitz, we provide an additional example in this ever growing genre. One of the more well-known series that reproduce facsimile haggadot are those published on behalf of the Diskin Orphan Hospital Ward of Israel. As a fundraiser, they publish and distribute a different reprint of an earlier haggadah both print and manuscript. See here discussing the Washington Haggadah reprint that led to accusation of heresy.
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