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Female Sexual Slavery

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"A powerful work filled with disbelief, outrage, and documentation...sexual bondage shackles women as much today as it has for centures."
"Los Angeles Times"

"Exposes the dark side of sexuality and dares to ask the crucial question, 'why do men do these things to women?'...the issues it raises deserve nationwide attention."
Susan Brownmiller

"Kathy Barry has written a courageo
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Paperback, 325 pages
Published December 1st 1984 by New York University Press
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the author is a pioneer activist in women's rights. good read, clear and forceful in its argument.
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Kathleen Barry is an American sociologist. She cofounded the United Nations NGO, the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW).
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“As sexual power is learned by adolescent boys through the social experience of their sex drive, so do girls learn that the locus of sexual power is male. Given the importance placed on the male sex drive in the socialization of girls as well as boys, early adolescence is probably the first significant phase of male identification in a girl's life and development. ... As a young girl becomes aware of her own increasing sexual feelings ... she turns away from her heretofore primary relationships with girlfriends. As they become secondary to
her, recede in importance in her life, her own identity also assumes a secondary role and she grows into male identification.”
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