News Round Up Sunday Morning Medicine By Jacqueline Antonovich • January 26, 2014 Sharing TwitterFacebook A weekly check-up of gender, medicine, and history in the news How Londoners died in 1665. The life of a 1970s housewife. “Oh God for one more breath.” Eight songs about your period. Why is hemp illegal? A short history. The Minnesota starvation experiment. Mental illness in ancient Greece and Rome. The Brazilian ranch wear Nazis kept slaves. The racially fraught history of the American beard. “Buttock Cupping” and other historic health cures. How did kids deal with the stress of desegregation? An interactive map showing how slaves fought back. How to be a 1960s nonconformist (Hint: Don’t wear socks). Elementary school students may have found a slave burial ground. The forgotten history of first mental institution for African Americans.
No songs about the monthly flowers come to mind, but I was remnded of a favourite song of the 17th/18th centuries. Sung in the person of “a tender young maid,” it concerns a parade of suitors, more less seemly than others, but all rejected. Some are cut down with blatant innuendo.
A fine dapper taylor, with a yard in his hand
Did profer his service to be at command
He talk’d of a slit I had above knee,
But I’ll have no taylors to stitch it for me.
My thing is my own, and I’ll keep it so still
Yet other young lasses may do as they will.
Lyrics — http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/song-midis/My_Thing_is_My_Own.htm
Performance — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leoMKmhl7zM