Sexuality and History Revisited
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This little anecdote tells us quite a lot about the moral climate in postwar America, and probably about the present too. Here we find, for example, the hegemony of medicine which has dominated most "respectable" discussions of sex over the past century. Then there is the emphasis on reputation and credentials, a positive underlining of the importance of a student in this field demonstrating his or her objective, scholarly interest in the subject before venturing into it. And, of course, reputation, credentials, respectability and objectivity are assumed to come with age.