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Unformatted text preview: TUESDAY APR IL 27 T H , 2010 LECTURE Film about legalizing contraception in Sweden: • 1920’s time period • Fit Marget: example of a child prostitute. Example of an orphan born in the inner city at the time • Hinka Bayagram: Instigator of “Family planning movement” in Sweden o imprisoned so many times, hardly knew wife at the end of marriage o Not illegal to use contraceptives but was illegal to buy them and entice people to buy them. • Eugenics started in the mid 19 th century: Greek word meaning the route of heritage/origin o Mental stability and mental illnesses in elementary school was declining, they had mental weaknesses. Today we realize it has to do with mal nutrition and the home situation in very tight homes. o Mold in walls of house o No penicillin to help when children get sick o People were alcoholics, thieves, lazy o Disinherited son when he married a woman who needed glasses because she thought his offspring would not be perfect o Eugenics came from England o Denmark came in 1933 o Norway and Sweden 1935 o Iceland 1939 o Need to protect nation against physical and mental illness, that is why family planning rooted itself so strongly in these nations o...
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2010 for the course SCAND 367 taught by Professor Dubois during the Spring '10 term at University of Washington.
- Spring '10