Schandmaskes / Masks of Shame
- Do you know someone who is a gossip? Has one of your friends broken a social rule/expectation? Today's world doesn't really punish the gossip -- surely recent events with Perez Hilton have shown that. However, during the medieval period and the Renaissance, and even into the age of Early Modern Europe, there were methods, rituals, and punishments to control and condemn behavior.