The more I researched, the more I fell in love with the history of insane asylums; and that took me to the injustices women endured within them. The battles women fought to be heard. It took two signatures to commit a woman (research has proven one signature in fact was sufficient), it took five signatures for a man to be committed. If a man wanted a mistress, his wife's money and inheritance, her property, her children, or just didn't agree with her ways, he could have her committed quite easily. He could rid himself of her and come out quite well off, while his wife suffered inside an insane asylum until she did become insane. The injustices women suffered at the hands of men brought me to write Asylum.
There are no comments yet.