Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Night Common Sense

After writing a bit on the 23rd of this month, I went back to check out the text I suggested would help make connections to Puerto Rico's history and sexuality (Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality & Race In Puerto Rico 1870-1920 by Eileen J. Suarez Findlay). Here's a quote from the text:

"But economic issues were not the only area where [Luisa] Capetillo broke new ground. While advocating the control of male sexuality, she also spoke boldly of women's capacity for sexual pleasure and their right to experience it. Women, she insisted, 'have strong sexual appetites, which, like in a man, are a great virtue.' Denying women the satisfaction of their desires, she argued, could even harm their health."

pg. 162

Read more about Luisa Capetillo.

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