British Sexuality Prudery

British Sexuality Prudery - Week 3 (9/15-9/17) Victorianism...

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Week 3 (9/15-9/17) Victorianism and Its Enemies – Prudery, Double Standard, and Prohibited Sexualities Discussion Question - #2 – How do historians explain the development of a distinctive sexual double standard in early Victorian British culture? How might increased rates of infanticide signal a decline in women and girls’ situations? Articles – Name Your Pleasure: The Transformation of Sexual Language in 19 th c British Pornography (Sigel) Gender roles throughout time shape the ways in which society, including government views men and women and how each is governed. Over time gender roles shaped societies social expectations of men and women known as societal norms; these societal norms were the basis for government to create laws that are parallel to society. Women’s identity was shaped by their reliance on men; due to social factors such as prostitution, women characterized themselves as inadequate and future laws were based on female dependency. The idea of a sexual double standard was deeply rooted and shaped by previous social
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