Are You Insane? No? Well, you just might be by the time we get to the end of the list. 86 reasons why you may have been committed to an Insane Asylum in the late 1800s.
Reason #13–Menstrual deranged.
This is an interesting reason for committal. Menstrual Madness.
This one doesn’t seem too far removed from Reason #5–‘Imaginary Female Trouble’ except that it dares to specify the source of the insanity.
I think most of us women can identify a time or two in our lives when we would have been committable under this one. Makes me appreciate how far we’ve advanced in our understanding of ‘women’s issues’.
I also can’t help but feel very sad for the poor ladies who would have been hauled off to such a terrifying place as an asylum which would have only added to their sufferings.