Against Obscenity

Against Obscenity

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Why are children the focus of debates over sexually explicit material? Against Obscenity answers this question in a provocative examination of women's anti-obscenity activism from 1873 to 1935. By recovering reformers' debates over whether to ban a touring stage show, close a local burlesque theater, disseminate explicit sex education pamphlets, or create a federal agency to regulate Hollywood films, this insightful book shows how the rise and fall of women's anti-obscenity leadership shaped American attitudes toward the regulation of sexually explicit material even as it charted a new era in women's politics.... L. C. Smith and Corona Typewriters, 1929); Parent-Teacher Manual for Parent- Teacher Associations in Membership ... aquot;Safe Sex Teaching Needed, aquot; Twentieth Century Progress, July 1929; aquot;Sex Instruction Is No Crime, aquot; Christian Century, anbsp;...

Title:Against Obscenity
Author:Leigh Ann Wheeler
Publisher:JHU Press - 2007-02-28


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