Resembling an iron muzzle, the Scold’s bridle was a device originating in the 16th century that aimed to humiliate and cause great pain to the wearer. Women were often forced to endure it as a punishment for immodest, rude and transgressive behaviour. A metal bit would press down on the wearer's tongue and prevent them from eating and talking.
Presented by Visitor Experience Assistant, Elissavet Ntoulia.
Watch more videos in our 'Curiosities from the Collection' series:
The Scold's bridle is available to view in our Medicine Man gallery:
Find us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter:
See us on Instagram:
Surprised to see this, thought no-one knew about it. It was used in many ways, mainly to condition women from free speech & to not talk about husband abuse.... There was also a similar metal device which would connect around a woman's waist, covering her bottom + vagina of which only her husband had the key to unlock it = If he was away from home working, nobody could touch his woman & she couldn't run away....
for goodness sake, man. why are you so intent on arguing with me on that? if you have a problem with how most people except the wage-gap as an actual problem, do some actual research and stop trying to argue with me on that, I feel like I've told you to stop trying to arguing with me on that like 3 times already
There are studies showing men speak more in meetings and yet, when asked who spoke more often, the women or men, the men all (or mostly) said the women spoke more. ASSHOLES. http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:68785:7/component/escidoc:506904/Cutler_1990_Speaker+sex.pdf
Panda Power I know this might be a surprise to you, but I’m not a sexist bigot, I believe that the sex trade is inhumane and should be abolished. I respect what other people have to say. I believe that women are oppressed and silenced. What I don’t believe in is that all men are sex slavers and should take responsibility to what other people are doing. That’s like saying that of you were German in the 1940’s your a nazi, and if you lived in the North Korea your a insane inhumane person. Also I do actually believe your sources, I’ve skimmed through them and they are trusted and popular.
Oh yeah and you coming on here disagreeing with all the women commenting on this video and feeling the need to come here and discredit and distract from what I am saying about the oppression of women and silencing of women that continues to this day to drone on about what is obvious isn't bastardish at all, is it? Yeah, you are a real nice guy. Don't bother telling me you don't believe in these studies, I know you will. I'm posting them for someone else who might come here. https://www.alternet.org/gender/7-studies-prove-mansplaining-exists http://time.com/4837536/do-women-really-talk-more/ https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/12/19/study-finds-men-speak-twice-often-do-women-colloquiums https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/business/women-sexism-work-huffington-kamala-harris.html . https://www.bbc.com/news/business-42253091 . http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/item/escidoc:68785:7/component/escidoc:506904/Cutler_1990_Speaker+sex.pdf . http://time.com/money/4450406/men-interrupt-talk-more/
Panda Power you heard that one before because its true. Just because some horrible people are active in the sex trade doesn’t mean all men are sexist bastards like them. Also the fact that men say women talk more in meetings (even though they were proved wrong) is not even CLOSE to a torture device that silenced women. (Which is what triggered the fight about sex slaves, sexism, and women’s rights in the first place) Your stating that men think women talk more in meetings and everyone else is fighting about women’s rights. There was no argument about men and women in the workplace, there is a argument about how women are being treated as objects. (And I don’t mean to jump to conclusions and if im wrong I apologize) But I think that you are just trying to find a reason to prove how men are as you said “ASSHOLES”
As soon as you hear that word you know your dealing with a sad , virgin that lives with cats. These losers are all brave hidden behind their keyboards. When you see these cunts in real life they run away like the pathetic little girls they are.
Scrolled down a bit. Couldn't find one comment from a guy saying this should be used. Found about 40 comments from girls saying they "cant believe how many guys in the comments say this should be used" haha ok.
In reality , both sides of male and female are messed up. One thinks they are better than the other , the men enslaving the women and then the women wanting to be more powerful than the men, when really everybody should stop fighting and there should be a middle ground where they get along with each other. But is there really any? scarcely . Men, forget enslaving women in all ways and Women, forget feminism. You both are equal. Just shut up, stand up and love each other . 😂
Cassie Harders feminism is not egalitarianism . In feminism , especially third wave, the female is empowered more than the male. There is no middle ground in feminism , where men don’t have the right to speak up and I’ve seen it firsthand. A good portion of feminists are lesbian and don’t want men or patriarchal ideologies at all, honey. I’m sorry that my comment possibly made you upset, I’m an egalitarian. Not a feminist . I believe men or women should not be empowered over the other. Feminism , maybe first or second wave once was equal to men, now it’s not anymore , and is completely erasing male ideology off the map.
I couldn’t agree more. Sex slavery is inhumane, terrible, and has to stop. And at the same time the 3rd wave feminism movement is a bit crazy. We live in a screwed up world were politics are involved in equality and human rights. I’m not saying that there should be no laws about equality. I’m saying that this shouldn’t be a big problem for our country. It’s the 21st century for Christ’s sake, men and women should be treated equally no matter what.
so she'd face waves of people who could possibly hide and do guerilla tactics, even if they ddin't know what it was??
also only rich people had access to those things, so they'd probably have bodyguards too, or something.
anyway this is pure speculation. it was practiced in the whole known world, do you really think she'd be able to murder everyone who did it
It's funny how you try to dictate to women how to feel and how to react while never being able to be in their shoes, yet you're probably gonna completely deny existence of such thing as mansplaining.
Some things are offensive and YOU should get over it and just accept it. No woman is gonna cry over you having a different view, we don't need your "advice"
All the feminist scum, male and female, commenting on here are nothing but proof that device should make a 2.0 come back with wireless remote control and the works. And yet their fragile and warped lil' communist brains wonder why men are praising the shut-the-fuck-up helmets in the video.
Seeing that picture of the prisoner made me feel pretty bad, but then I thought about several people who really do deserve to wear this thing, and it felt pretty suiting. Im probably joking, but then again... ;P
and what idiot banned these? Just look at what women are up to now, with all these snowflake liberals flapping their tongues! Most women are great, my Mrs hates this kind of woman. Things have definitely got worse since women have had their say. It's women who are pro-immigration and push sexual deviancy (and Jews).
i'm sorry but what the fuck
please don't let your gigantic ego cover your vision hun!
you came from a woman c: and, might i add, it's both morally and socially wrong to silence them with these ways.
maybe instead of execution try conveying your point in a way that doesn't disrespect someone's existence?
Sechskies Eun Ji Won and rookie singers Lee Soo Hyun and Kim Eun Bi performed the third OST single titled "Love Song". The rookies, who are both training to debut in HYWY Entertainments girl group HYWY Girls, joined the veteran to sing about falling in love with an unlikely person. The rhythmic medium temp track is the perfect tune to make your spring days even brighter.
As a child, there was a portrait in our family home in Paris that I always loved. Today, it’s known as Maya with Doll – but to me it was just a portrait of my mother, albeit a remarkable one. “Your grandfather was a painter,” she would say, whenever the subject of the canvas, one of many that hung around the house, came up in discussion. It was only when I began school, and whispers about my heritage started to follow me, that I realised what an understatement that was. My grandfather was far more than a painter. He was the defining figure of 20th-century art – and, as I would learn later from years of academic study, a true genius. It was a revelation that would shape the course of my life in many ways. When Picasso died – in 1973, the year before I was born – he left behind 45,000 works, not to mention personal objects and correspondence.