Sexual Salvation: Affirming Women's Sexual Rights And Pleasures

Hardcover | September 1, 1994

byNaomi B. McCormick

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The Cold War might be over but the Women's Sex and Culture War continues in full force. Women argue with men and each other. Politically conservative individuals argue among themselves and most of all with feminists. But feminists are far from united: one group argues persuasively that women are men's sexual victims and require additional protection; the opposing feminist group argues just as articulately that women deserve sexual autonomy, not increased restrictions under the guise of protection. Sexual Salvation, written by Naomi McCormick, a distinguished feminist sex researcher, offers relief from divisive, extremist rhetoric. In her undogmatic, meticulously researched, and beautifully written book, McCormick acknowledges the contributions of all feminists to the affirmation of women's sexual rights and pleasures. Here for the first time is a book about and for all women, not just the white, middle-class, heterosexual, able-bodied women addressed by most popular authors (including many feminists). This is an inclusive and sensitive book that touches upon the sexuality of all women: women of color, women of all sexual orientations, women of all ages, women who live with disabilities and chronic illness, poor and working class women--as well as women from socially privileged groups. More valuable still, McCormick backs up her ideas with a solid grasp of multidisciplinary scholarship. Scholars and general readers alike will find Sexual Salvation remarkable for its seamless integration of sex research and feminist and psychotherapeutic literature; and--most compelling--for its honesty.

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How does women's sexuality relate to femininity and violence against women? What effect does sex role socialization have on women's sexual relations? To what extent have sexual behavior, expectations, and research been shaped by a male-dominant society? These questions and more are addressed in this open-minded celebration of sexual di...

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The Cold War might be over but the Women's Sex and Culture War continues in full force. Women argue with men and each other. Politically conservative individuals argue among themselves and most of all with feminists. But feminists are far from united: one group argues persuasively that women are men's sexual victims and require additio...

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The Cold War might be over but the Women's Sex and Culture War continues in full force. Women argue with men and each other. Politically conservative individuals argue among themselves and most of all with feminists. But feminists are far from united: one group argues persuasively that women are men's sexual victims and require additio...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.58 × 6.37 × 1.16 inPublished:September 1, 1994Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275943593

ISBN - 13:9780275943592

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How does women's sexuality relate to femininity and violence against women? What effect does sex role socialization have on women's sexual relations? To what extent have sexual behavior, expectations, and research been shaped by a male-dominant society? These questions and more are addressed in this open-minded celebration of sexual diversity

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.,."McCormick's work makes several important contributions to contemporary discourse on feminism, human sexuality, and women's (sexual) rights. Particularly valuable is her willingness to recognize that there is division within the feminist movement and her ability to present various perspectives in a lively and impassioned, yet remarkably unbiased, manner....The primary value of McCormick's book is as an in-depth introduction to past and present feminist discourse on women's sexuality and to the sexual attitudes and behaviors of marginalized groups of women....The converstional style renders the book delightfully "reader-friendly, .,.""-Psychology of Women Quarterly