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Jessica Cale
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Editor and Author of Dirty, Sexy History
Editor and Author of Dirty, Sexy History

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Every generation likes to think they’re the first to invent counterculture, but today’s goths and Murderinos are part of a tradition of gleeful creepiness that goes back centuries. We’ll be looking into more of this in future posts, but tonight we’re…
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You may have heard the story of Bluebeard—a woman marries a wealthy nobleman with a string of wives who had died under mysterious circumstances only to find said deceased wives congealing in an armoire. It’s a tale as old as time…or something. Variations…
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Nymphomania, masturbation, sexual derangement: just some of the reasons a nineteenth century—and indeed twentieth century—woman could find herself locked away in a lunatic asylum. In fact, many of the reasons women were incarcerated were related to their…
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Picture the ideal nineteenth century English beauty: pale, almost translucent skin, rosy cheeks, crimson lips, white teeth, and sparkling eyes. She’s waspishly thin with elegant collarbones. Perhaps she’s prone to fainting. It shouldn’t be difficult to…
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Meth didn’t come out of nowhere. Like cocaine, heroin, and morphine, it has its origins in 19th century Germany. When Romanian chemist Lazăr Edeleanu first synthesized amphetamine in 1887, he couldn’t have known that his creation would evolve into a…
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Cover Reveal! Shamrocks, Shillelaghs, & Shenanigans: A Sexy New Romance Anthology for St. Patrick's Day
Shamrocks, Shillelaghs, & Shenanigans Coming March 17th, 2018 Heat level: Hotter than the Sun Try saying that five times fast! I am thrilled to be able to share the cover of our new anthology. Me and some of my friends challenged each other to write short a...
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The Origins of the Women’s Suffrage Movement The idea of “waves” in feminism was first coined by Martha Weinman Lear in her March 1968 article for The New York Times Magazine, titled “The Second Feminist Wave.” In that article, she identified the first as…
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It may come as some surprise that a Mongol khan’s encampment was a pretty international place to be. When the Flemish Franciscan, William of Rubruck, arrived at Mongke Khan’s court in 1253, he found Hungarians, Alans, Russians, Georgians, and Armenians;…
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Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare. Preview and Giveaway!
Hey everybody! I am thrilled beyond belief to announce that our new history book, Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare is available to pre-order. Hurray! This is an amazing project with some truly remarkable authors involved and I ...
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