Reviving Constriction

Victorian-era corsets show a penchant for self-punishment
Implications - Despite living in an era with a wide array of personal freedoms, Victorian-era corsets have made a comeback. They're revered most among emo and punk subcultures, where this self-imposed constriction offers a more realistic alternative to the happy-go-lucky and materialistic mainstream world.
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