Sexual Regulation & Repression
(see also Sexual Freedom, Pornography, Prostitution)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Concerned Women for America (Conservative group that promotes abstinence before marriage & opposes sex education, homosexuality & pornography)
Bader, Eleanor J. "Abortion under attack," In These Times (12/10/01):18-20. Quick survey of current state of anti-abortion politics under sympathetic Bush administration.
Conklin, Melanie. "The gag rule's victims," Progressive (8/01):23-25.
Guiden, Mary. "Abortion's guerrilla war," Nation (6/26/00):6-7. On "pro-life" activities of Texas-based Life Dynamics, Inc.
Kim, Richard. "Sodomy for some," Nation (5/19/03):6.
Wypijewski, JoAnn. "The wonder years," Nation (5/20/02):24-29. Rev. essay on Levine, Harmful to Minors.
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bandarage, Asoka. Women, Population & Global Crisis (London: Zed, 1997).
Dreifus, Claudia (ed.) Seizing Our Bodies: The Politics of Women's Health (NY: Vintage, 1978).
Frank, Katherine. G-Strings & Sympathy: Strip Club Regulars & Male Desire (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).
Gordon, Linda. The Moral Property of Women: A History of Birth Control Politics in America (Urbana: U. Illinois, 2002).
Hammer, Rhonda. Antifeminism & Family Terrorism: A Critical Feminist Perspective (Lanham MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 200?).
Jakobsen, Janet R. & Ann Pellegrini. Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation & the Limits of Religious Tolerance (NY: NYU, 2003).
Levine, Judith. Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex (Minneapolis: U. Minnesota, 2002).
McLaren, Angus. Sexual Blackmail: A Modern History (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2002).
Morone, James. Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (New Haven: Yale, 2003). Engaging & informative though surprisingly ahistorical & secularist exploration of moral tradition in radicalism left & right.
Nathan, Debbie & Michael Snedeker. Satan's Silence: Ritual Abuse & the Making of a Modern American Witch Hunt (NY: Basic Books, 1995).
Odem, Mary E. Delinquent Daughters: Protecting & Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the US, 1885-1920 (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1995).
Reagan, Leslie J. When Abortion Was a Crime. Women, Medicine & the Law in the US, 1867-1973 (Berkeley: U. California, 1997).
Snitow, Ann; Christine Stansell & Sharon Thompson. Powers of Desire: The Politics of Sexuality (NY: Monthly Review, 199?).
Tolman, Deborah L. Dilemmas of Desire: Teenage Girls Talk about Sexuality (Cambridge MA: Harvard, 2002).