Stuff Mom Never Told You
Female Freaks: Sideshows, Circuses and Stripteases
Aug 15, 2011 · 24 min
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P.T. Barnum popularized freak shows in the U.S. The most popular freaks were those with disabilities who could perform everyday tasks. Tune in to learn more about the relationship between female freaks, beauty pageant contestants and striptease dancers.

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