Way back when, if a relative was annoying you, you could just toss them into an asylum, no diagnosis needed- especially if they were women. Dullness of the mind; overexcitement. Menstruation; menopause. Religious fanaticism; atheism. Suppressed masturbation; too much masturbation… it was almost impossible NOT to be insane. And things didn’t get much better as the years went on. Until the 1990s in many cities, there were laws on the books entitled “Ugly Laws,” which forbade anyone who was deformed, mentally ill, or otherwise unsightly to be in public. Bottom line: keep your head down and don’t annoy your dad!

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