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The Sexuality Debates

  • Published: 18 Oct 2010
  • DOI: 10.4324/9781315012971
  • Print ISBN: 9780415256919
  • eBook ISBN: 9781315012971

First published in 1987. From the 1870's to the 1920's, feminists actively campaigned against men's sexual abuse of women. This collection brings together the major articles which fuelled the feminist campaigns and helped to bring about significant reforms.

Contents

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    Front Matter
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    Introduction
  • Male Doctors on Sexuality
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      from On the Curability of Certain Forms of Insanity, Epilepsy, Catalepsy and Hysteria in Females (1866) By Isaac Baker Brown
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      from On Some Diseases of Woman Admitting Surgical Treatment (1866) By Isaac Baker Brown
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      from Prostitution Considered in its Social and Sanitary Aspects (1870) By William Acton
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      from Functions and Disorders of Reproductive Organs (1875) By William Acton
  • Feminist Campaigns around Sexuality
    • Prostitution
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        The Contagious Diseases Acts as Applied to Garrison Towns and Naval Stations (1863) By Harriet Martineau
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        The Legalisation of Female Slavery in England (1876) By Annie Besant
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        Rescue work in Relation toProstitution and Disease (1881) By Dr Elizabeth Blackwell
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        An Appeal to the People of England on the Recognitionand Superintendence of Prostitution by Governments (1870) By Josephine Butler
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        Letter to my Countrywomen, Dwelling in the Farmsteadsand Cottages of England (1871) By Josephine Butler
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        Social Purity (n.d.) By Josephine Butler
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        Advertisement for the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene By Josephine Butler
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        What It Is, and Why It IsStill Needed (n.d.) By Ladies’ National Association
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        Compulsory Detention inLock Wards (n.d.) By Ladies’ National Association
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        A Straight Talk to Men by a Woman: Address to Soldiers (1916) By Katherine Dixon
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        Committee of Inquiry into Sexual Morality (1918) By Helena M. Swanwick
    • Domestic Violence
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        Wife-torture in England (1878) By Frances Power Cobbe
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        Temperance in the Home (1881) By Ellen Webb
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        Alcohol (1917) By Frances Swiney
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        Child Assault in England (n.d.) By Maria Adelaide Lowndes
    • Suffrage and Sexuality
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        The Cause of Purity and Women’s Suffrage (1912) By Ursula Roberts
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        from Sex and Sanctity (1912)
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        from The Great Scourge and How to End It (1913) By Christabel Pankhurst
  • Feminism, Sexuality and the Impact of Sex Reform
    • Before Sex Reform
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        from Phases of Love (1897) By Elizabeth C. Wolstenholme Elmy
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        from The Moral Education of the Young in Relation to Sex (1879) By Dr Elizabeth Blackwell
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        Marriage: As It Was, As It Is, and As It Should Be (1882) By Annie Besant
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        from The Power of Womanhood (1899) By Ellice J. Hopkins
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        Education in Love (1912) By Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence
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        The Bar of Isis or The Law of the Mother (1912) By Frances Swiney
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        The Teaching of Children as to the Reproduction of Life (1918) By Beatrice Webb
    • The Impact of Sex Reform
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        Love and Pain (1913) By Havelock Ellis
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        Family Limitation (1914) By Margaret Sanger
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        from Married Love (1918) By Marie C. Stopes
    • Mothers, Spinsters, Lesbians
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        from The Woman Movement (1912) By Ellen Key
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        By One The Freewoman 23 November (1911) By The Spinster
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        Studies in Feminine Inversion (1923) By Stella Browne
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    Back Matter