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Sara Hall Human Sexuality Professor Stellmach January 27th, 2021 THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION AND WHERE IT ALL BEGAN Introduction During the 1960s many feminists (considered radical at the time) were advocating for women to explore their sexual desires and felt as though women should have sexual freedoms just as everyone else in the American society. However many conservatives believed this Sexual Revolution would only cause harm and influence women to preform premarital sex and partake in other “imoral acts”. Stated by PBS in their series ‘American Experience’: “ For social conservatives, the sexual revolution was an invitation for promiscuity and an attack on the very foundation of American society — the family. Feminists and social conservatives quickly clashed over morality of the "sexual revolution," and the Pill was drawn into the debate.(lines 4-6.)” For feminists the Sexual Revolution was made to empower women and give them back the right to control their bodies, as well as destroying the double standard of the single man having sex when the single women could not. There were many major events such as the creation of birth control

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