The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905. a lively, well-written and clearly argued book."--Deborah Gorham, Modern Europe"This is a valuable addition to existing work on two counts: it expands our understanding of the nature of the radicalism of first wave feminism, and the interconnectedness of many issues; it reinforces the growing realisation that suffragism was much more than a 'single-issue' campaign resting solely on restricted liberal notions of equality. Reviews:"In this intelligent and thoughtful work, Susan Kingsley Kent contends that the campaign for women's suffrage was not narrowly political but was, rather, the culmination of a unified feminist movement whose chief objective was the abolition of `the double standard of morality, prostitution, and the sexual objectification and abuse of women.' . From these, visitors can get a sense of the pamphleteers' intelligence, engagement, and sincere quest for dialogue on just one of the many topics they broached. Women as Grassroots Organizers / The Other Side: Supporters of Tradition“It seems hard to conceive that sex can be a crime or even a misdemeanour.” -- “Sex no Crime: a draft Bill to remove the disabilities of women with regard to the inheritance of property and the guardianship of children,” 1883“We make women large landholders, ladies of manors, fund-holders, householders, burgesses of our cities …We've organized the documents around a few main themes: I. by express law they may be, and have been, sextons to bury us, constables to protect us, …Although other historians have viewed the suffrage movement as aimed at exclusively political ends, she argues that such a categorization ignores many of the most compelling reasons why thousands of middle and upper-class women risked ostracism, obloquy, and, often, physical harm in the pursuit of the right to vote and why their efforts met with such intense opposition.The alliance of respectable" middle-class women with prostitutes, the attack on marriage, and the suffragists' distrust of the medical profession are among the topics the author addresses. Citing a parent was associated with lower likelihood of unsafe sex (0.53 (0.28 to 1.00) men; 0.69 (0.48 to 0.99) women) and, in women, previous STI diagnosis.Conclusions Gaining information mainly from school was associated with lower reporting of a range of negative sexual health outcomes, particularly among women.
Relative to other sources, citing school was associated with older age at first sex (adjusted HR 0.73 (95% CI 0.65 to 0.83) men, 0.73 (0.65 to 0.82) women), lower likelihood of unsafe sex (adjusted OR 0.58 (0.44 to 0.77) men, 0.69 (0.52 to 0.91) women) and previous STI diagnosis (0.55 (0.33 to 0.91) men, 0.58 (0.43 to 0.80) women) and, in women, with lower likelihood of lack of sexual competence at first sex; and experience of non-volitional sex, abortion and distress about sex.
Gaining information mainly from a parent was associated with some of these, but fewer cited parents as a primary source.
The findings emphasise the benefit of school and parents providing information about sexual matters and argue for a stronger focus on the needs of men.
Main outcome measures Main source of information (school, a parent, other); age and circumstances of first heterosexual intercourse; unsafe sex and distress about sex in past year; experience of sexually transmitted infection (STI) diagnoses, non-volitional sex or abortion (women only) ever.
Results Citing school was associated with younger age, higher educational level and having lived with both parents.