privileging the “parts of generation”

About 230 years ago, a melancholy Englishman wrote to Tissot that he would rather die than suffer the weaknesses he was experiencing in the “parts of Generation.”

Carolyn Herbst Lewis, the author of a blog post on “Penises and Privilege,” (part of the Nursing Clio blog), explains the relationship between erections, heteronormativity, privilege and citizenship in mid-twentieth-century USA. She also offers some provocative comments on how all of this might link to the very current war being waged against women and their rights to their bodies.

http://nursingclio.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/penises-and-privilege-stumbling-towards-gilead/

 

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