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The Spinster and Her Enemies: Feminism and Sexuality 1880–1930

The Spinster and Her Enemies:
Feminism and Sexuality 1880–1930
Sheila JeffreysPandora1985

From Wikipedia: The Spinster and Her Enemies: Feminism and Sexuality 1880–1930 is a book by Sheila Jeffreys, in which the author examines feminist involvement in the Social Purity movement, and discusses the change in sexual attitudes that occurred in Britain in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, criticizing the idea that it represented a shift from sexual puritanism to sexual revolution.

Table of Contents

1. Feminism and Social Purity
2. Continence and Psychic Love
3. ‘The sort of thing that might happen to any man’:
Feminist campaigns and politics around the sexual
abuse of children
4. ‘Henpecking’: Women’s campaigns to gain
legislation against the sexual abuse of girls
5. Spinsterhood and Celibacy
6. Women’s Friendships and Lesbianism
7. Antifeminism and Sex Reform before the First
World War
8. The Decline of Militant Feminism
9. The Invention of the Frigid Woman
10. The ‘Prudes’ and the ‘Progressives’