Research & Studies

The latest article by Mónika Mátay, FTI-iASK Resident Researcher, appears in the 2024/3 issue of BBC History Magazine.



“Furies with human bodies”, “immoral beasts”, half-worldly women who can be recognised just by buying cigarettes… and the wearing of trousers that causes moral panic. Mónika Mátay uses the most famous prostitute murders of the 19th century as a starting point to describe the anti-woman stereotypes of the time: how were the vulnerable “weaker sex” feared by men with all the power?


The first few paragraphs of the article can be read HERE on the journal’s website.

Issues of the magazine are freely available from the FTI library.