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2/9 I. Sexual Revolution and Women, 1900-1930 A. Emancipation of today and sexuality: sexologists views B. Flapper, 1920s C. Legalizing contraceptives 1914-1930 D. Eugenics; Racial Integrity Act 1924; Buck vs. Bell, 1927 Ellen Welles Page “A Flapper‘s Appeal to Parents” Outlook 12/6/1992 www.geocities.com/flapper_culture/appeal.html Freud- most prominent figure representing on behalf of sexologists during this era WWI pushed hysteria into reality- shell shock, PTSD War trauma most popular for psychoanalysis Sexologists: Positive effect of sexologists: sex repression leads to violence, alcoholism, mental instability-- important to express sexual appetite rather than restraining it Negative effect: masturbation was frowned upon, sinful Spend vs. save 1920’s More people spend money the better it is for the economy Idea of withholding money to spending, related to sexuality 1920s- growth of the interweaving of economy and sexology Rise of Free Love: feminists supported sexology; freedom Legalize contraceptives- pregnancy inhibited sexual activity/ pleasure for ones physical well-being Sexual theorists did not question male dominance/heterosexuality- considered normal. Women thrived on sexual submission to men, motherhood. Women enjoyed male leadership because men recognized
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course HIST 389 taught by Professor Lauralovett during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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