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Sex and Punishment by Eric Berkowitz
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Jul 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: crime, history, reviewed, sexy-stuff
Read from August 16 to 20, 2012

At times all the laws and prosecution could get a little repetitive, but rather than being a fault of the author it more serves to show the relentless persecution faced by homosexuals, women & pretty much everyone else over countless centuries. Whilst some of the sex-based crimes or efforts to curtail them were sometimes verging on the rediculous, far more were shocking for the ferocity with which they were punished- things that would barely raise an eyebrow today being dealt with by the death penalty etc. A very interesting and engaging read.
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