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Two of artist Kimberly Chapman's porcelain statues on display at the Southeast Ohio History Center. The statues portray women drowning in their bedsheets.

Athens art exhibit illustrates the horrors of asylum life for women

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — There was a time when a woman could be committed to an insane asylum simply because her husband thought she was lazy. This is one of 86 reasons a woman could be committed against her will. “The list included ridiculous reasons why women were sent to asylums. It included everything from… Read More