Dr. Kate Lister is a Postdoctoral Research Associate whose Twitter bio proclaims her to be a Neo-Medievalist, a Victorianist, and a "Whorestorian at the University of Perversity." The last notch in Lister's bio is evidenced in her curation of the Twitter account Whores of Yore, where she shares historical images and facts about sex workers and pornography. The Daily Dot reports Whores of Yore grew from Lister's ever-increasing collection of fascinating tidbits, which she felt the world needed to see.
"A catalogue of jilts, cracks, prostitutes, night-walkers, whores, she-friends, kind women, and others of the linnen-lifting tribe," reads the account's Twitter bio.
Whores of Yore spans the centuries, going as far back as Ancient Rome with its collection of historical documents, images, and facts.
At its heart, Whores of Yore is an educational Twitter account.
If nothing else, Lister's Whores of Yore teaches that E.L. James has got nothing on the erotic writers of yesteryear.
Seriously, Justine is not for the faint of heart.