November Hussy of the Month

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This quintet of naughty wretches brings the very definition of “hussy” to a new low. Behold the Barrison Sisters (seen here c. 1890s), a turn-of-the-century vaudeville act that involved dancing and kittens. You heard me.

Quoth the Wikipedia Dictionary of Facts: “In their most famous act, the sisters would dance, raising their skirts slightly above their knees, and ask the audience, “Would you like to see my pussy?” When they had coaxed the audience into an enthusiastic response, they would raise up their skirts, revealing that each sister was wearing underwear of their own manufacture that had a live kitten secured over the crotch.”

Please include these unfortunate sisters in your prayers, dear readers. Thank you.

Via Turn of the Century.

October Hussy of the Month!

October Hussy

Happy October and All Hallows’ Eve, Dear Readers!

When I was a girl, Halloween was a time of candy corn and light shenanigans, but it seems that yet another holiday has been sullied. No longer do young women dress as a Squaw, Mammy, or other acceptable archetype; now everything accentuates the torrid: Sexy Nellie Bly, Sexy Shirtwaist Factory Worker, and even Sexy Mary Todd Lincoln!

This month’s Hussy, dressed as the Cat on the Hat, has clearly bought into this foolish new fashion. That choker says it all.