New Zealand used pictures to tell 20th-century teens compelling stories about ideal sex and intimacy.
Childhood and Youth
Revisiting an earlier generation of reformers exposes that marriage was not a magical cure-all.
Narratives of abuse have taken on different forms during different moments.
What do the Wolfenden Papers have to say about paederasty and paedophilia?
Gillian Frank Houston’s Proposition 1 bathroom ordinance. What does it mean to you? Any man at any time could enter a woman’s bathroom simply by claiming to be a woman that day. No one is exempt. Even registered sex offenders could follow women or young girls into the bathroom and […]
Janet Golden Dr. Benjamin Spock (1903-1998) was a pediatrician and a political activist who published the bestselling book, Baby and Child Care, in 1946. In it, Spock encouraged mothers to trust their own judgment and to eschew overly strict parenting strategies. By the mid-1960s, Baby and Child Care was the top […]
Interview by Robert Self The schoolhouse has long been a crucible in the construction and contestation of “family values.” In Classroom Wars: Language, Sex and the Making of Modern Political Culture (Oxford, 2015), Natalia Mehlman Petrzela focuses on battles over sex education and bilingual education in order to chart how Californians […]