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Julia Pastrana

Beauty Is an Impediment: Julia Pastrana and the Modern-Day Politics of Being Seen

The Lady Aye | Posted 09.07.2013 | Weird News
The Lady Aye

While critics were debating if Lena Dunham gets too naked too often, or if Melissa McCarthy is too fat to be a movie star, Julia Pastrana's mummified remains were being collected from an Oslo medical facility and sent home to Mexico to be laid to rest.

Mexican 'Ape Woman' Buried After 150 Years

AP | MARTIN DURAN and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 04.14.2013 | Weird News

SINALOA DE LEYVA, Mexico — An indigenous Mexican woman put on display in Victorian-era Europe because of a rare genetic condition that covered h...