it’s all about the yearning
Clothing has long served as a useful way to mitigate close contact and unnecessary exposure. In the past, maintaining distance – especially between genders, classes and races – was an important aspect of social gatherings and public life. It was about etiquette and class. And fashion was the perfect tool. Take the Victorian-era "crinoline." This large, voluminous skirt, which became fashionable in the mid-19th century, was used to create a barrier between the genders in social settings. The bigger your skirt, the higher your status.
It's easy to wear a mask! United Newsreel NARA ID 89352. NARA GIF here.
DO NOT EXPECTORATE PROMISCOUSLY!
& other helpful pandemic rules, circa 1918-1920
Portsmouth Navy Yard flyer, 2/3/1920. NARA ID 6861947.
By Miriam Kleiman, Public Affairs
Students: Compare & contrast past and present pandemic guidance. Should the CDC advise the following?
- Avoid wet feet!
- Stay away from Boston!
- Boil or destroy your handkerchief after sneezing!
- Keep regular hours!
- Watch out for "coughers" and "sneezers"!
- NO spitting!
- Have back pain? Go home!
Most importantly, even if tempted, DO NOT EXPECTORATE PROMISCUOUSLY!!!
Sanitary Precautions, Portsmouth Navy Yard, 9/12/1918, NARA ID 6861949.
Exercise caution when getting a haircut!
Pandemic Flashback! U-C Berkeley 1919
U-C Berkeley creatively responded to the “pandemic hair” challenge (@1919) with an “Open air barber shop.” Students, soldiers and staff traded overgrown locks and scruffy facial hair for the fashionable “high and tight.”
U-C Berkeley, CA. War Department image, 1/30/1919, NARA ID 26428662.
Flu Pandemic of 1918
The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918
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Start romanticising online class
- wearing pajamas or comfy clothes
- having tea / coffee
- your mom checking in, asking what you want for dinner
- cut up fruit or vegetables to snack in classes
- texting your friends, making jokes about the teacher struggling with the program
- listen to your teacher explaining a topic while cleaning your room, off camera
- funny backgrounds :)
- listening to music, while writing or reading a text, off mic
- being able to make a toilet break anytime haha
- the morning sun through your window
- stretching and yawning heartly, without any pressure
- writing in the chat, off mic, no worry if you stutter
- not having to stand up and go to the front of the class for presentations
- sending an assignment at 12:59 pm
- spending more time with the family
- being able to order your folders and stuff, since your only at one place
- study dates with your friends via ft
- sit in the garden/on the balcony while studying/online class and enjoy the sun
- messy desk, because you kept learning for hours
- using all your different pens and highlighters you have at home
- making to do lists and feeling the satisfaction of checking them off
- lots of colourful sticky notes
- pinning vocubulary on the wall to memorise them
- making a study playlists
- feeling like a writer or famous author to sit at your laptop, writing so often
- being in your warm bed while attending class
Feel free to add
Bakugou: STAY FUCKING SIX FEET AWAY FROM ME YOU FUCKING EXTRAS!! ESPECIALLY YOU, SHITTY NERD!
Kirishima: Dude, I appreciate your social distancing but aren’t you being little bit harsh?
Bakugou: WTF? WHAT THE HELL IS SOCIAL DISTANCING??
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