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01:07 Today’s Points 1. WWII mobilization transformed and loosened ideas about gender and sex in American society, but in incomplete and incoherent ways. 2. During the early postwar period, American ideas and expectations about gender and sex continued to develop in contradictory and impractical ways. The Sexual Revolution and the Women’s Movement, Pt. I Lecture 28 Pt. I—The Effects of War Mobilization A. War Production vs. Traditional Family B. New Openness about Sex War and Gender Norms American women find unprecedented work and career opportunities outside home 6 million women enter workforce. 350, 000 join military Wartime changes lead to anxieties about women’s independence and breakdown of traditional responsibilities As a result, society and men especially continue to celebrate conventional women’s roles and view wartime changes as temporary. Sex and War Mobilization Couples separated. Female/male ratios disrupted at home and on bases.
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Unformatted text preview: Discussion and images of sex and STDs prominent in wartime culture Concern at home about victory girls and prostitution Within the military and on bases, a proliferation of pin-ups and pornographic culture Has an important impact on veterans tolerance and taste for sexual imagery Pt. IIFragmented Views of Sex and Gender in Postwar Culture New Ideal of Domesticity Postwar suburban culture idealizes the wholesome, stay-at-home mother Rejects the idea of working women and mothers Persisting Contradictions During the 1950s, more women work than ever before. Beginning in the 1950s, more women enroll in colleges than ever before. Women portrayed as sex objects in Hollywood during the 1950s and 1960s The golden age of the bombshell actress Divergent Images of Gender Homemaker Worker The vamp Sex in Cold War Culture Separate beds on TV Popular sex comedies Pulp fiction Mens magazines 01:07 01:07...
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