A neglected girl left to run about the streets as a homeless person with no one to love, bake cookies or learn the proper way to apply makeup whilst on a Metro bus when you're running ten minutes late, because your doggie threw up on the bed again from eating your left overs, because your were in the bathroom too long committing various sins. *true story*
2.) A mischievous girl equipped with street knowledge as a way of survival. She comes from the school of hard knocks.
3.) The popular version: A sexy, sophisticated tomboy with girlish features. As seen in the pics.
Albanian sworn virgin
In order to obtain her human rights, she has strapped on an iron-clad chastity belt to live life as a man. With this respect, she can now earn money, sing, get drunk and run a household. She can inheirit the family property. This practice also happens in Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia. Click here to view Portraits of Sworn Virgins
Pictured: Judah and Tamar, by Horace Vernet
None of the daughters of Israel shall be a kedeshah, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a kadesh.
You shall not bring the hire of a prostitute (zonah) or the wages of a dog (keleb) into the house of the Lord your God to pay a vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God. -Deuteronomy 23:17-18. According to Genesis chpt. 38, "After Judah's own wife died, he went to a prostitute: Tamar, disguised behind a veil. She asked for his staff and seal as security, then made her pregnant. Three months later, Judah learns that Tamar had prostituted herself and gotten pregnant, so he orders her burnt to death..."
Escandalo! Once upon a time, Lady Butler and Lady Ponsonby of upper-class Ireland developed a romantic relationship that shook the town. Not wanting to be forced into the grotesque union of marriage, the now iconic lesbians disguised themselves as men and fled. They were smart enough to take the maid.