Assessmnet#1 - Running head ASSESSMENT#1 1 Pamela Dixon Human Sexuality Susan Cadwell Instructor ASSESSMENT#1 2 Part I Annotated Historical Timeline

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Running head: ASSESSMENT#1 1 Pamela Dixon Human Sexuality Susan Cadwell Instructor April 26, 2016
ASSESSMENT#1 2 Part I: Annotated Historical Timeline 1900-1920 : Called the Progressive era. During this time women worked, were not as dependent of their husbands. In the early part of the 1900’s, divorce rate was about 7% (Findley, Mageland, & Pastor, n.d.). Also during this time is the opening of the first birth control clinic for women. This was led by Margaret Sanger in 1916. It was only open for 10 days. There wouldn’t be another clinic opened until 7 years later. The views towards sex was changing, women criticized the idea of families and the stigma that women belong in the home raising kids. This started a sort of sexual revolution. This revolution made sexuality more normal. This included divorce, premarital sex, multiple partners, and the use of contraception. 1920-1930’s : Known as the roaring 20’s, being a flapper girl was the in thing to be, a new woman was born. She smoked, she drank, danced, and voted. She cut her hair, wore make-up, and went to parties. She was giddy and took risks, she was a flapper. The women during this era embraced life were made more rebellious and clothing was more revealing. This new attitude started to show a less conservative view on sex (Findley, Mageland, & Pastor, n.d.). 1930-1940’s : The Great Depression changed the purpose of dating especially during the 1930’s. It was the era for finding a future husband or a wife. These days the economy was bad, entertainment was huge during this decade. Cars evolved during this time and it was normal to go into an isolated area with your date and engage in sexual activity. Because of the economic hardship, many people depended on birth control to keep their families small. It also helped that during the early 1900’s birth control was illegal, but during the 1900’s birth control was illegal, but during the 1930’s it was legal and heavily advertised ( Findley, Mageland, & Pastor, n.d.). 1940-1950’s : Towards the end of the 1940’s, sex became more liberalized. Sex was seen more and more as a pleasurable activity, magazines and movies were also liberal. There was a report
ASSESSMENT#1 3 derived from various interviews called “The Kinsley Report” regarding sexuality. These were interviews on average folks that showed statistics that were considered shocking in these times. People were shocked that Americans were so open about sexuality, their behaviors, infidelity, self-pleasure, and how males and females had engaged in homosexual activity (Findley, Mageland, & Pastor, n.d.).

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