The Change In Women Sexuality Essay

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After women got rights in the early 1900s, everything changed for them and their way of thinking. This change was different from on how they dressed to the way thought of sex. The being of the the1900s the women were more conservative by the end of the 1900s women barely had morals. One can look back and from the flappers in the 1920s to now there have been big changes over the years. After the 19th amendment was passed not only did they get the right to vote but they also found that they did not have to only have to take of their children and houses, that there was more out there for them. With the men at war women started doing the same jobs that the men did, and most of them enjoyed doing the work. When the men came back after the war some of the women did not want to go back to the way it was before the war, being only to exist to be a mother or a house wife, also they started to feel like they had more to live for. I believe to the change of the way women thought of sexuality was the biggest for everyone to handle.
In the 1920s when the flappers came out, it was the start of freedom for women. They no longer wore dresses that covered their knees, but now they started to wears dresses that showed their knees and they put powder on them so the men would start looking at them different. They did not call it the Roaring ‘20s for no reason,” In the 1920s, a new woman was born. She smoked, drank, danced, and voted. She cut her hair, wore make-up, and went to petting parties. She was giddy and took risks. She was a flapper.” (Jennifer Rosenberg 2011) the flapper called petting party was a social event devoted to hugging. Freud published The Ego and the Id, where expressed the importance of sexual drive, infantile sexuality, and sexual energy (also known as the libido). He would also say “that our sexual experiences as children affect our personality will be like as adults and that the “id” is part of the mind that is driven by the "instinctual be like as adults”. They youth of the 1920s would claim that “we have been forced to live in an atmosphere of to-morrow we die,’ and so, naturally we drank and were marry…” In the 1920s more couples left home in the car improperly as far as their parents knew. “By 1927 more autos were enclosed… creating new private spaces for courtship and sex" (Norton; Katzman).
When the 1930 started they knew what women were starting to do and they knew that they had to do something about it. Some still believed that women place was at home being a wife and mother, and then there was the ones who want to have their own independence. So, in the 1930 there came birth control. Birth control first came around with Margaret Sanger. Sanger had to run underground birth control clinics, because everyone she opened was shut down. Even with all she did to get birth control legal, it was not till 1936 when United States v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries that opened the doors for doctors to be able to prescribe it to women....

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