- 9,00 kr
A text from the period just after WWI is a advocates argument for safe marriages. A point made is that this the most prudent method for ladies to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. This was a time medical science did not have acceptable cures and remedies and the diseases could have been fatal. There is a strong argument made for medical treatments and services to make readily available to the general public and offer methods of protection for the public. The times were a place where woman were often in toxic relationships and options such as divorce were off the table due to public shaming. This could often cause a vicious cycle of forced intercourse and sexually transmitted diseases taking lives.
STDs were a huge problem and there were few options for treatment. Access to those treatments was often unavailable to most women and the doctor makes a strong case to stop the cycle it creates. Its a wonderful social read that exposes the way society, in its favouritism towards the male, created a toxic and dangerous environment for woman. Take the time to note how the image of STDs and the rights and respect for woman, including prostitutes has changed over the decades.