Tag: post-1945 US History

Astrological Birth Control: Fertility Awareness and the Politics of Non-Hormonal Contraception

Donna J. Drucker Astrological birth control was an outgrowth of increasing interests in the late 1960s and early 1970s in horoscopes and astrology, self-advocacy and self-knowledge in the women’s health movement, and in the management of reproduction without artificial means. Pope Paul VI declared in the 1968 encyclical Humane Vitae […]

Classroom Wars and Sexual Politics: An Interview with Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

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 […]