By Sheila Jeffreys
The sexual revolution of the 1960's and 1970's is usually thought of a time whilst the women's stream made nice strides. during this provocative publication, Sheila Jeffreys argues that this a lot heralded sexual freedom didn't represent any genuine achieve for girls yet persisted the culture in their oppression. on the root of sexual liberation, Jeffreys unearths an expanding eroticization of strength adjustments in the heterosexual, lesbian, and homosexual communities.
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87 31 Sheila Jeffreys | 1990 Anticlimax the failures and the 'left overs', remained unmarried for a part of their adult lives, in many cases for the whole. 88 Hutton explains that the 1931 census showed there to be 244,500 more women than men in the 40-44 age group. The total 'excess' of marriageable women over men numbered half a million. She saw two factors as having brought about the situation: the development of education, including university education and the professional training of women, and the European war of 1914.
The English ruling class considered that erotic literature might be viewed without harmful effect by ex-public schoolboys, but should not fall into the hands of the working classes. Penguin produced a first run of 200,000 and sent a dozen copies to the Director of Public Prosecutions, inviting him to rule on the obscenity of Lady Chatterley and being prepared to fight against a prosecution. The DPP decided to prosecute and the defence counsel collected 35 witnesses to testify to the 'public good' of the novel.
Many women, and those by no means only James M. Henslin and Edward Sagarin (eds), The Sociology of Sex: An Introductory Reader, Schocken Books, New York, 1978, pp. 164-5. 87 31 Sheila Jeffreys | 1990 Anticlimax the failures and the 'left overs', remained unmarried for a part of their adult lives, in many cases for the whole. 88 Hutton explains that the 1931 census showed there to be 244,500 more women than men in the 40-44 age group. The total 'excess' of marriageable women over men numbered half a million.