Japanese “AIDS panics” characterized women as the carriers of foreign-born sexual diseases.
Tag: women’s sexuality
The Mann Act protected women from “human vultures who fatten on the shame of innocent young girls.”
In 1918 over 100 women were convicted for infecting a member of the armed forces with VD.
Concerns about sexualisation of young women appear even in the late Middle Ages.
Rachel Hope Cleves The fortieth-anniversary celebration of Jonathan Ned Katz’s classic document collection Gay American History convened Wednesday evening, May 4, at John Jay College in New York City, with a panel on lesbian history. Cheryl Clarke presided over comments by Caroll Smith-Rosenberg and Claire Potter to an audience that […]
What happens if we take Monica Lewinsky at her word?
The language of xenophobia and nationalism has long been staged on women’s bodies.