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Lack Of Sexual Equality In The Middle Ages And The Victorian Age Sex a great and mysterious motive force in human life has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages William J Brennan Jr Introduction The aim of this work is to present how men and women have been unequal in sexual freedom unequal in sexual self-identity and unequal in moral value in the Middle Ages and the Victorian Age times in Western Europe I will talk about how the non-sexuality of the good woman ie her chastity was regarded as a moral virtue and how an unmarried woman with sexual experience was considered a bad woman because women could not afford the luxury of generic sexual celebration To find out about female sexuality was not an easy task The history of female sexuality remains for the most part terra incognito Only in the last century or so have women themselves openly discussed their sexuality in ways that are accessible to historians Another problem has been that for most of human history the written word has been largely a male preserve so we women are almost always perceived through the distorting lens of men In my opinion women undoubtedly have always talked about sex and passed on information and misinformation to their daughters and friends But this oral tradition as regards past periods is hidden from us Anyway literature can clue a reader into the values morals traditions and beliefs of the time It is through literature that we can discover how our ancestors lived and thought That is why I have considered some literary sources to provide some evidence of what historians say about female sexuality in the Middle Ages and Victorian Age Middle Ages women and sexuality In general the attitude in the 14th century to sexuality was simple sex was bad Virginity and
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