A review by samanthabw
Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly



Wow, what horrible treatment of those poor women! Are we surprised on how easy it was to be declared insane in 1887? Really shocking, I’m glad that mental health (and women’s rights) is much more respected in 2021.

What I will say is I felt a bit iffy on the ethics of a privileged sane women doing this sort of exposé. I’m happy it resulted in changes and better care in the asylum, but it seems quite unethical to have her subjected to this. I guess that was just Nellie Bly’s thing as a journalist? She was doing “The Simple Life” over a hundred years before Paris and Nicole haha.