For Girls Only

For Girls Only : The Doctor Discusses the Mysteries of 1950s Womanhood

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This book is a snapshot in time of what was expected of womanhood in the 1950s. Children of the 1950s were the first to be introduced to a formal sex education curriculum and with it came a host of unforgettable industrial films, commercially-sponsored pamphlets and books like "For Girls Only" which explored previously taboo subjects in a frank and straightforward manner albeit through the lens of that era's view of morals, gender roles and socially acceptable behavior. A new modern introduction by noted feminist professor and author Regina Barreca gives readers fascinating context and insight to the original text.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 139 x 211 x 15mm | 567g
  • Old House Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1908402679
  • 9781908402677

Table of contents

Foreword /Introduction /What do Girls Talk About? /Off to Camp /The First Campfire /We Want to Know More /Dr Marilyn Johnson Speaks /The Mysteries of Life are Explained /Mary Ann Runs Away /What's the Harm? Petting /The Girls try to Understand their Mothers /Mothers try to Understand their Daughters /What am I Going to Be when I Grow Up? /Friendships /The Girls Ask Questions /The Last Campfire
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About Regina Barreca

Dr Frank Howard Richardson
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