EUST2011 Assignment 2

EUST2011 Assignment 2 - such as Havelock Ellis Marie Stopes...

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The Sexual Revolution is known as one of the greatest social revolution in the 20 th century. Although whether the Sexual Revolution is revolutionary in nature or not is still in debate, the influences brought by it are still present today. In general, the Sexual Revolution means the spread of the ideas of modern sexuality such as homosexual, free love, and pre marital sex, explicit sex on media, pornography and feminism. Some persons were the main actors in the Sexual Revolution. They played a critical role in stimulating the Sexual Revolution. The most obvious effect is the explicit sex on media. For example, in 1962, a journalist who is called Helen Hurley Brown advised ‘nice single girls’ to say yes to sex. And Hugh Hefner published Playboy , a popular pornographic magazine in the US. Such media spread the ideas of modern sexuality. It enhanced the social transformation and led to the Sexual Revolution. Other main actors in the Sexual Revolution were some sexual modernists
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Unformatted text preview: such as Havelock Ellis, Marie Stopes and Sigmund Freud, especially Sigmund Freud. They advocate ideas about the importance of sex to physical and mental wellbeing. Through the media, their ideas were widespread. The Sexual Liberalism had begun afterwards. Besides sexual modernists, feminists in Europe also actively participated in the Sexual Revolution. Throughout the first half of the 20 th century, the feminist movement was in progress and the change in women’s social status also influenced their concept towards sex and marriage. Some feminist felt that they might find satisfaction outside marriage. It changes the relation between masculine and feminine. To conclude, the active parties in the Sexual Revolution were mainly the compressed parties in the past. This event marks a beginning of a new social structure and phenomenon. Cliff Ng Chun Keung 2008206894 EUST2011 Reading Assignment II...
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