Category Archives: Cultural History

Love and Marriage in London in the Later Part of the 15th Century

The era of coverture in England can be dated from 1188 to 1870; from the Tractatus of Glanvill to the Married Women’s Property Act of 1870. In 1955 in England and Wales the out-of-wedlock birth ratio was 4.7%. In 2012 … Continue reading

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The History of the Black Family in America; Looking Back on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 28, 2013 was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom featuring Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. I most certainly remember Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement, and certain parts of … Continue reading

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Marriage is Masculinity and Coverture

Robert P. George, law professor at PrincetonUniversity, has recently released a new book titled Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism.  In this book he discusses the meaning of marriage; in particular why so called “homosexual marriage” … Continue reading

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A Personal Reflection on the United States vs. Windsor Ruling and the Positive Good of Heterosexuality

I remember the first time I had ever heard of homosexuality or homosexual communities such as San Francisco. It was in my 9th grade health class on the subject of AIDS. There were 10,000 people diagnosed with AIDS at that … Continue reading

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The Wisdom and Madness of Bernice Sandler

Bernice Sandler was born on March 3, 1928. She studied psychology at Brooklyn College and the City College of New York. From 1951 to 1952 she was a research fellow in clinical psychology at City College. She got married in … Continue reading

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Looking Back on The Feminine Mystique

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan came out in February 1963; 50 years ago.  The purpose of the book was to debunk the idealization of “The Feminine Mystique.”  It is odd that the delegitimization of femininity would be the basis of so called … Continue reading

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