Woman and the New Race

Woman and the New Race

by Margaret Sanger
     
 

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Woman and the New Race is a book by birth control advocate Margaret Sanger published in 1920. It advocates contraception as the only reasonable means to prevent overpopulation. The book discusses Dr. Thomas Robert Malthus's advocacy of celibacy until middle age to avoid overpopulation, but criticizes the idea as harmful, and also suggests that karezza, also called

Overview

Woman and the New Race is a book by birth control advocate Margaret Sanger published in 1920. It advocates contraception as the only reasonable means to prevent overpopulation. The book discusses Dr. Thomas Robert Malthus's advocacy of celibacy until middle age to avoid overpopulation, but criticizes the idea as harmful, and also suggests that karezza, also called coitus reservatus, is harmful. She states in the book that a few men and women can channel their sexual impulses into a non-sexual direction, but that this will not work for most people, and that those people need sex and if celibate will be harm physically and mentally by their celibacy and therefore should be able to use birth control.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406538670
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Margaret Sanger was an early feminist and women's rights activist who coined the term "birth control" and worked towards its legalization.
Sanger started her campaign to educate women about sex in 1912 by writing a newspaper column called "What Every Girl Should Know." In 1914, Sanger started a feminist publication called The Woman Rebel, which promoted a woman's right to have birth control. The Comstock Act of 1873 prohibited the trade in and circulation of "obscene and immoral materials.
She was very famous for the revolutionary books Woman and the New Race, Family Limitation, The Pivot of Civilization, and What Every Girl Should Know.

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