fallen woman

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fallen woman

dated A woman who has lost respect because of engaging in premarital sex. Many cultures still consider females who engage in sex before they are married as fallen women and advise men against becoming involved with them.
See also: fallen, woman
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I've never seen exquisite fallen beings, and I never shall see them, but such creatures as that painted Frenchwoman at the counter with the ringlets are vermin to my mind, and all fallen women are the same.
Subscribers were informed that it had been decided to extend the shelter and the training of the institution (thus far devoted to fallen women alone) so as to include destitute and helpless children found wandering in the streets.
Synopsis: In "Unveiling Desire: Fallen Women in Literature, Culture, and Films of the East, academicians Devaleena Das (a lecturer in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Colette Morrow (an Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, Northwest in Hammond, Indiana) show that the duality of the fallen/saved woman is as prevalent in Eastern culture as it is in the West, specifically in literature and films.
In the spooky yet funny opening show, they investigate the murder of a nun in one of the notorious Magdalene laundries, where so-called fallen women worked.
Instead of evolving, representations of fallen women persist in casting judgment against women who have sex outside of marriage, rendering them social outcasts and emblems of sexual immorality.
The author has organized the main body of her text in eight chapters devoted to religious science fiction, women as saviors, angels and prophets, fallen women, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Given the more liberal access women had to public spaces, Smith identifies an opportunity for confusion, even crisis, in identifying women as morally upstanding citizens or morally compromised fallen women.
Thus, romanticized images of fallen women proliferated in cultural productions as those of "the seduced girl, adulterous wife, kept mistress, courtesan, harlot, or common prostitute" (Marsh 77).
The Tuam home was one of 10 institutions in which about 35,000 unmarried pregnant women - so-called fallen women - are thought to have been sent.
one of the last productions in the WNOs Fallen Women series.
ALL credit is due to WNO for inviting Errollyn Wallen to create a new work for young people, to fit in with the season's Fallen Women theme.
ALL credit is due to WNO for inviting Errollyn Wallen to create a new work for young people to fit in with the season's Fallen Women theme.
WELSH National Opera comes to its second home with a season about Fallen Women.
BE prepared to meet a bevy of fallen women when Welsh National Opera brings its spring season to Birmingham Hippodrome next week.