The Real Facts of Life: Feminism and the Politics of Sexuality, C1850-1940
The author analyses the work of feminist theorists such as Elizabeth Blackwell, who challenged the patriarchal model of sexuality and argued that sexuality was socially constructed. She discusses the attempts by feminists to construct a feminist model of sexuality based on female sexual autonomy; and shows how the scientific 'experts' of the early twentieth century undermined this process by redefining as natural what feminists had exposed as political. This challenging book, with its radical approach to the social construction of sexuality, is a valuable contribution to feminists' thinking about sexuality today. It is essential reading for all those interested in the interrelationship of sex and power.
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