By Sheila Jeffreys
The sexual revolution of the 1960's and 1970's is mostly thought of a time whilst the women's move made nice strides. during this provocative booklet, Sheila Jeffreys argues that this a lot heralded sexual freedom didn't represent any actual achieve for girls yet endured the culture in their oppression. on the root of sexual liberation, Jeffreys unearths an expanding eroticization of strength changes in the heterosexual, lesbian, and homosexual communities.
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P. 188. , p. 326. 126 Marie Bonaparte, op. , p. 47. 127 Kenneth Walker, The Physiology of Sex, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1969 (first published 1940), p. 157. , p. 159. 122 123 41 Sheila Jeffreys | 1990 Anticlimax sexologists elsewhere for the sake of their children could easily turn the children into either lesbians or male homosexuals. This must have caused insuperable difficulties for women who conscientiously sought to follow sexological prescriptions about childrearing. It was a no-win situation.
P. 190. 124 Edmund Bergler, op. , p. 188. , p. 326. 126 Marie Bonaparte, op. , p. 47. 127 Kenneth Walker, The Physiology of Sex, Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1969 (first published 1940), p. 157. , p. 159. 122 123 41 Sheila Jeffreys | 1990 Anticlimax sexologists elsewhere for the sake of their children could easily turn the children into either lesbians or male homosexuals. This must have caused insuperable difficulties for women who conscientiously sought to follow sexological prescriptions about childrearing.
These are William Burroughs' The Naked Lunch and Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. An analysis of the books shows us that no real distinction can be drawn between 'pornography' and works of literary merit when the values demonstrated in such literature and in pornography about women and sex are identical. The defence of literary merit allowed books containing such values to be published and, not surprisingly, ushered in a massive pornography industry. It was a matter of accident that the first prosecution under the new Act was of Penguin Books, the publishers of Lady Chatterley's Lover, rather than of Weidenfeld and Nicolson who published Lolita in hardback in 1959.