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Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Kinsey  

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(1894–1956)US zoologist and sexologist, noted for his surveys of human sexual behaviour in the USA.Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, Kinsey graduated in 1916 with a BS degree from Bowdoin College and ...
censorship

censorship  

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1. Any regime or context in which the content of what is publically expressed, exhibited, published, broadcast, or otherwise distributed is regulated or in which the circulation of information is ...
Courtship and Dating.

Courtship and Dating.  

Colonial Americans generally cared more about the suitability of their marriage partners than about love, which they expected to develop after marriage. As a result, couples courted publicly and ...
drugs

drugs  

Narcotics, stimulants, inebriants, and mind-altering substances have been used historically by peoples around the world to satisfy a variety of needs, including religious activities, public ...
Edith Wharton

Edith Wharton  

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1862–1937)US novelist whose writing explores, through witty and satirical observation of the manners of fashionable society, the conflict between social duty and the aspirations of the ...
eugenics

eugenics  

The study of methods of improving the quality of human populations by the application of genetic principles. Positive eugenics would seek to do this by selective breeding programmes. Negative ...
Frances Willard

Frances Willard  

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(1839–1898),president of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1879 to 1898. Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard became a national officer of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) at its ...
Gay and lesbian movement

Gay and lesbian movement  

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In an increasingly tolerant society that upholds human rights, one segment of society that was long marginalized and victimized was the minority group comprising male and female homosexuals. In the ...
gender

gender  

The distinction between sex and gender is attributed to the anthropologist Margaret Mead (Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, 1935). Sex is the biological category, whereas gender is ...
Health and Fitness.

Health and Fitness.  

The pursuit of health and fitness in America has long connoted more than a desire for the absence of illness or disease; it implied a search for the strength, energy ...
illegitimacy

illegitimacy  

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The status of a child born out of wedlock, formerly a stigmatizing condition but in most modern societies a status that is tolerated and socially accepted.
John Humphrey Noyes

John Humphrey Noyes  

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(1811–86),born in Vermont, after graduation from Dartmouth (1830) studied theology at Andover and Yale. He lost his license to preach (1834) when he propounded his doctrine of perfectionism, or ...
Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead  

(1901–1978)US anthropologist noted for her studies of preliterate societies and her work on the role of culture in character development.Mead studied psychology at Barnard College, where she ...
Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger  

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(1883–1966),New York leader of the movement for birth control, author of such books as Happiness in Marriage (1927). My Fight for Birth Control (1931) and Margaret Sanger (1938) are autobiographical ...
Municipal Judicial Systems

Municipal Judicial Systems  

Encompass a variety of courts of limited or special jurisdiction that form the base of the American justice system.They are termed “municipal” courts not because they are in cities ...
psychotherapy

psychotherapy  

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(sy-koh-th'e-răpi)psychological (as opposed to physical) methods for the treatment of mental disorders and psychological problems. There are many different approaches to psychotherapy, including ...
rape

rape  

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See heterosexuality; hubris; Sabini; sexuality; and E. M. Harris, Classical Quarterly 1990; S. Cole, Classical Philology 1984; S. Deacy and K. Pierce, Rape in Antiquity (1997).
sex Education.

sex Education.  

A program for school children, sometimes for adults, with instruction on the anatomy and physiology of sex and discussion of human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy and how to ...
sexual morality

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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855 words

Principles of right conduct in matters of sex, or their observance. Two questions arise: What sexual acts are morally

Sexual Morality and Sex Reform.

Sexual Morality and Sex Reform.   Reference library

Vern L. Bullough

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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The American colonies were settled by diverse ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups and had significant populations of indigenous peoples and slaves imported from Africa. The dominant ... More

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