Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The U.S. Mail Made New York's Women Into Harlots

"In 1845… the cost of mailing a letter was reduced to three cents, making the mail accessible to working women, middle-class housewives, and schoolgirls with pocket money. Suddenly, wide swaths of women had access to two dangerous things—the mail and the post office."

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Mail gaze.

freetzy (#7,018)

@sorry your heinous "[She] has the privilege, if she chooses to exercise it, of her own private box or pigeon-hole…"

SkinnyNerd (#224,784)

From the article, "Occasionally some unsophisticated citizen complains of such things through the newspapers." I see the NY Post comment section has been around for a while.

DMcK (#5,027)

Big whoop, Japanese teens were sending each other mail back in 1815.

ejcsanfran (#489)

The original "Dear Daughter"?

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