Disfigured: quiet women

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Disfiguring makeups: quiet women

What is this thing about female characters with their mouths sewn, glued, riveted or stapled shut?

This section includes examples of theses plus even more extreme silencing by removal of the tongue.

‘The Quiet Woman’ is a not uncommon name for public houses in England. The pub sign often features a woman carrying her own severed head – the implication clearly being that women are only quiet when they’re dead!