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The history of sex; the history of us. Erotica, vintage nudes, the dirty secrets of lives past, myths & more. More @ http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/category/vintage-inspiration/
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Is Wearing Vintage Fashions Feminist? (Or, Sign Of The Times 1948)

Is Wearing Vintage Fashions Feminist? (Or, Sign Of The Times 1948) | Sex History | Scoop.it

At my vintage living blog, Things Your Grandmother Knew, I’ve written about the tendency to romanticize the past, but I recently read two blog posts discussing vintage fashion in terms of “the vintage girl being the new feminist” and thought it was time to discuss the subject from a more feminist angle…


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Whether your passion is vintage fashion orsex positivity, you'll like this.

 

Thanks @Deanna Dahlsad for including sex workers in this post!

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Context matters.

Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:29 PM

Whether your passion is vintage fashion or sex positivity, you'll like this.

Gracie Passette's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:30 PM

Whether your passion is vintage fashion or sex positivity, you'll like this ~ it mentions sex workers in a positive light too.

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The Knack (And How To Get It) In Romance & Fashion - Here's Looking Like You, Kid

The Knack (And How To Get It) In Romance & Fashion - Here's Looking Like You, Kid | Sex History | Scoop.it

The Knack… and How to Get It was a British film released in 1965 about the sexual revolution in swinging London-town, complete with a Greek chorus of disapproving members of society’s “older generation”. In the film, bookish teacher Colin (played by Michael Crawford) is frustrated by the womanizing ways of his housemate, Tolen (played by Ray Brooks).

 

The film opens with a series of mannequin-esque women in tight sweaters and short skirts, robotically waiting in line to get with Tolen.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, February 25, 2013 5:54 PM

Could be called "It's A Mod Mod Mod World" ;)

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Review: Don we now our Gay Apparel, by Shaun Cole

Review: Don we now our Gay Apparel, by Shaun Cole | Sex History | Scoop.it

If there’s a predominant theme in Cole’s book on the history of gay fashion in the twentieth century, it’s that gay fashion is always imperfectly mimetic, a tangled mix of “passing, minstrelization and capitulation”, to quote sociologist Martin P. Levine (pg. 3)

 

Even before the trial of Oscar Wilde, there was the trial and acquittal of Ernest Boulton (aka “Fanny”) and Frederick Payne (aka “Stella”) in 1871, two homosexual men who were also crossdressers and sex workers (Pg. 15-16). Ever since, those three categories have been conflated in the public mind (sometimes with justification). Gay men have overlapped with and been in fashion dialectic with other marginal groups (sex workers, soldiers, sailors, aristocrats, police, punks, bikers, artists, etc) for a variety of reasons: camouflage, recognition both covert and overt, political statements, defensive intimidation, generational differentiation, heightening male beauty, conspicuous consumption, personal fetishes or parody.


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