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Journalists, novelists, authors of light plays and, 78. 44. 79. Oswald Schwarz, The Psychology of Sex and Sex Education, op. 18. 80. Leslie D. 153. 81. VII, L’Éducation sexuelle, Paris, Mercure de France, 1927, 220 pages. 35 A History of Homosexuality in Europe Vol. II the innovation of the period, talking movies, are denounced as agents of immorality — the bugbears of the leagues of right-thinking people. H. Innes, in his masterpiece Sex from the Standpoint of Youth (1933), which favors free love and birth control, vigorously condemns adolescent homosexuality.

There was a political feminism, which demanded equal rights, embodied by personalities like Clara Zetkin and Helene Stöcker. The socialist feminists were often disappointed, for they received little support from their political comrades. Radical organizations like Bund für Mutterschutz (League for the Protection of Mothers) were isolated in their battle for contraception, abortion, and divorce reform; the majority of women’s groups feared the masculinization of women and praised honesty, selfabnegation, and idealism as essential female virtues.

18 Breaking the Silence: Homosexuals and Public Opinion all the time. I would have, anyway, of course; my lover was living with me. But I don’t think the owners of the farm thought much about it. They never mentioned it. ”32 The reactions differed considerably according to where one was. ” At the same time, other areas of Germany were famous for their homophobia, especially Bavaria. 33 On March 19, 1921, the Ministry of the Interior received a letter from the president of the regional government.

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