Birth Control and the Rights of Women: Post-Suffrage Feminism in the Early Twentieth Century

Birth Control and the Rights of Women: Post-Suffrage Feminism in the Early Twentieth Century

By: Clare Debenham (author)Paperback

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After the granting of the vote to women in 1918, the struggle for women's rights intensified with a nationwide campaign for the right to birth control. This campaign was met with a great deal of hostility; it threatened to overturn Victorian ideas about female sexuality, female empowerment and the traditional roles within the family. The most well known of the campaigners, scientist and early feminist Marie Stopes, opened clinics across England which fitted 'contraception caps' to women for free. The first history of this grassroots social movement, After the Suffragettes offers a window into the social and cultural history of the period, and features new archival material in the forms of memoirs, personal papers and press cuttings. This is an essential contribution to the influential field of women's history and a vital addition to the history of feminism.

About Author

Clare Debenham recently gained a PhD in Politics at Manchester University, where she is currently Lecturer in Politics.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781788312844
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781788312844
  • weight: 408
  • ISBN10: 1788312848

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