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ERIC Number: ED103782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Pages: 14
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Sexuality, Women's Liberation, and Sex Education. A Preliminary Draft.
Hacker, Helen Mayer
This report discusses the history of societal attitudes toward the role of women. The question is raised as to whether the present sexual revolution can enhance either sexual fulfillment or civil liberties for contemporary women. This is discussed in reference to the nuclear family, sexual bargaining, cultural assumptions about women's sexual needs, and legal and economic implications. A number of recommended changes are offered which the author believes will foster women's liberation. Sex education is suggested as an important way to promote a humanistic and experimental concept of sexuality, with emphasis placed upon the need for changing attitudes and behaviors, such as: (1) recognition of the importance of female sexual expression; (2) rejection of the double standard between men and women; and (3) the assumption of equal responsibility on the part of both sexes in a sexual relationship. (BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (St. Louis, Mo., October 23-26, 1974)