Sexual violence has been a consistent facet of college women’s experiences.
Post-1945 United States
Dan Royles Black inequality—inaugurated under slavery and maintained by protean forms of white supremacy—has been central to American society, through to the present day. But where does AIDS fit into this story? From the beginning of the recognized epidemic in the United States, communities of color—and African Americans in particular—have […]
Note: Spoilers for seasons one and two of Masters of Sex are below. Donna J. Drucker The Showtime television program Masters of Sex focuses on the real-life American sex researchers William H. Masters (1915–2001) and Virginia E. Johnson (1925–2013). Masters and Johnson are best known for their first two book-length sex research […]
Rebecca Davis, Gillian Frank, Bethany Moreton and Heather White For close to a decade, the eminent U.S. historian John D’Emilio has performed an important scholarly service by urging the fields he helped establish—LGBT history and the history of sexuality—to devote more attention to religious themes and actors. In 2004, he addressed the recently […]
Stephen Vider Can the home be queered, or has the home been queer all along? This was the question I posed last month as the organizer of The Queerness of Home: Intimacy, Normativity, Domesticity. The symposium, hosted by the Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities, brought together three […]
Donna Knaff “Letter writing,” Craig M. Loftin begins the introduction to his book, “is a dying craft” (p. 1). Using letters sent to ONE, the first openly gay magazine in the United States, Letters to One: Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s is an interesting look at the lives of gay […]
Rachel Gordan In 1949, Alfred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Male became a bestseller and sparked a widespread conversation about sexual norms and sexual variance in the US. Kinsey’s 1953 volume on Sexual Behavior in the Human Female was even more explosive as it challenged widely held views of female sexuality. […]