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(Discovery)   Study finds women of the 1600s commonly exposed their breasts in public   ( divider line
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2004-05-17 11:45:27 AM  
This should be "boobies" instead of "cool".
2004-05-17 11:55:07 AM  
Yeah, I think I saw this on "Coventry Gone Wild"
2004-05-17 12:01:31 PM  
Far from being a sign of tawdriness, Jones said breast exposure during the 1600s could indicate a woman's virtue.

And how many farkettes are virtuous? Can I see a show of ta-tas?
2004-05-17 12:04:05 PM  
Bring on the virtue!
2004-05-17 12:06:59 PM  
Anyone have any woodcuts?
2004-05-17 12:07:09 PM  
Paintings, please.
2004-05-17 12:09:53 PM  
Damn, you beat me by a minute D_I_A
2004-05-17 12:40:53 PM  
Does this mean we can expect boobies in PBS' Colonial House?
2004-05-17 2:38:55 PM  
No wonder that Sir Walter Raleigh was always so gallant and stuff!
2004-05-17 2:39:45 PM  
Sounds good to me!
2004-05-17 2:39:48 PM  
Hey! less of the Coventry insulting Chewbacca

/my home town.
//It was a monastery in 1600
2004-05-17 2:39:55 PM  
So Alexandra Kerry is just a historical re-enacter?

2004-05-17 2:40:00 PM  
I would like to see what historians in the 2800's have to say about Mardi Gras and beaded necklaces.
2004-05-17 2:40:16 PM  

2004-05-17 2:40:58 PM  
Does this mean we can expect boobies in PBS' Colonial House?

2004-05-17 2:41:26 PM  
Ah, Mardi Gras beads...the currency of patial nakoodity.
2004-05-17 2:41:38 PM  
I digs me some women w/virtue. Come on girls, let 'em out!
2004-05-17 2:42:00 PM  
" In fact, the famous British architect Inigo Jones designed a dress for Henrietta Maria that fully revealed her breasts."

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. Your bared breasts has killed my kitten. Prepare to die.

[image from too old to be available]

2004-05-17 2:42:08 PM  
I knew I was born 400 years too late.
2004-05-17 2:42:57 PM  

Good one!
2004-05-17 2:43:34 PM  
Somehow I think the boobies in question were generally lacking in quality.
2004-05-17 2:43:54 PM  
Medieval women GONE WILD!

/i'm guessing 400 years ago was not medieval, but oh well...
2004-05-17 2:44:17 PM  
What was all that again about us being too liberal and our society going to hell in a handbasket?
2004-05-17 2:44:27 PM  
ah good, it mentioned janet jackson's boob. i wouldn't be able to relate to the story without some pop reference.
2004-05-17 2:44:30 PM  

I have a wood...

2004-05-17 2:44:30 PM  
Let's do the Time Warp again!

[image from too old to be available]
2004-05-17 2:44:44 PM  
"In fact, the famous British architect Inigo Jones designed a dress for Henrietta Maria that fully revealed her breasts."

An architect? Must've been some rack...
2004-05-17 2:46:25 PM  
Girls Gone Wild finds women still expose selves today
2004-05-17 2:47:20 PM  
Their was no silicone back then, so who cares.
2004-05-17 2:47:23 PM  
I always suspected they were farking skanks!

/She's a 21st Century Fox
2004-05-17 2:47:27 PM  
How long until some loser complains they weren't advised of the "NSFW" woodcuts?
2004-05-17 2:47:28 PM  
And they said my cries of "Show us your tits!" during Shakespeare in the Park were inappropriate. Learn your damn history, Security Detail.
2004-05-17 2:47:56 PM  
"In fact, the famous British architect Inigo Jones designed a dress for Henrietta Maria that fully revealed her breasts."

Holy Crap! How big were they?
2004-05-17 2:48:25 PM  
Screw the eighties... I think we're ripe for a 1600's retro.
2004-05-17 2:48:37 PM  
Ugh. Me doth think her bosoms be false and wooden

Thou wouldst not Witch Hunt it.
2004-05-17 2:48:45 PM  
Here's hoping the old adage of "history repeats itself" has some validity to it.

/awaits free-flowing boobies
2004-05-17 2:48:48 PM  
[image from too old to be available]
Courtney Love in the 17th century.
2004-05-17 2:49:15 PM  
That is stupid! Just because some artists drew pictures of womens breast does not mean that it was popular or acceptable for women to bare their breat in public back then. Similar researchers 400 years from now could stumble upon a collection of playboys and say the same thing about us now.

2004-05-17 2:49:20 PM  
They didn't let women on the stage, all the female parts were played by young boys!

/Insert Michael Jackson reference here
2004-05-17 2:49:29 PM  
One time machine please.
2004-05-17 2:50:00 PM  
That's why King James had to commision an English-language Bible. The broads was gettin' out of hand.
2004-05-17 2:50:42 PM  
You're presuming I was directing my yelling towards the stage.
2004-05-17 2:51:36 PM  
Them ain't tits. Thems puppies. Look real close.
2004-05-17 2:52:08 PM  
Hey, SbB girls...It's the 1600s
2004-05-17 2:52:17 PM  
simdan42, imagine historians of the future finding a stash of BUKKAKE pics.

/In 400 years, a public sploogebath ill be considered slightly risque.
2004-05-17 2:53:26 PM  
Will be considered risque. WILL! Damn if the moment I stop previewing my comments my spelling goes to shiat.
2004-05-17 2:53:58 PM  
"Janet Jackson's Super Bowl baring would not even have raised eyebrows in the 17th century"

Didn't raise an eyebrow in brazil in this century. The only article I saw about it here was on how much americans over-reacted. [accompanied with a picture of the boobie, uncencored, on most popular mainstread magazine here.]
2004-05-17 2:54:21 PM  
To get gas for free? What did it take to scam an oil change and topping off the power steering?
2004-05-17 2:54:27 PM  
Good times, good times
2004-05-17 2:54:51 PM  
and simdan42 gets the early win for either the first person who hasn't RTFA or total lack of ability to comprehend TFA.
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