A Woman's Heart, According to the 1800s

Ladies, this is a map of our hearts. Like any old map, it's safe to assume the cartographer was operating with limited tools and resources and under the influence of societal expectations. So don't be offended that Love of Dress and Display hold such a geographical prominence, or that the Country of Eligibleness is not yet called Vast Plains of Strength, Intelligence & Awesomeness. (That amendment hadn't passed yet.) 

According to Brain Pickings, the artist was "A Lady," but I suspect she had some "constructive critique" before publication. Check out a larger version on Retronaut, with a rundown of lady-heart topography. Link


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POPPYCOCK I SAY!!!

Even if such a thing existed, it would be Almost Completely Illegible to Men,

And then it would change after 15 minutes, just as you think you've begun to figure even 1 thing out! :D

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-Be a neat individual or group project to do several time-lapse sketches over the centuries/decades, though. I'd imagine Love of Display, Coquetry, Selfishness and the Province of Deception would be bigger these days, but I'm probably just being too cynical...
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