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120686
PANKHURST, Christabel.

The Great Scourge and how to end it.

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Published: London E. Pankhurst, 1913

Stock Code: 120686

£250
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Notes

First edition, wrappered issue. Originally published as a series of articles in The Suffragette, The Great Scourge is a sustained attack on sexual double standards and hypocrisy, "probably with the aim of heightening consciousness among her followers that they were fighting a just sex war" (ODNB). "The Hidden Scourge is sexual disease... These diseases are due to prostitution - they are due, that is to say, to sexual immorality. But they are not confined to those who are immoral. Being contagious, they are communicated to the innocent, and especially to wives. Generally speaking, wives who are thus infected are quite ignorant of what is the matter with them. The men who would think it indelicate to utter in their hearing the words syphilis and gonorrhoea, seem not to think it indelicate to infect them with the terrible diseases which bear these names... The cure, briefly stated, is votes for Women and Chastity for Men."

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Description

Octavo. Original green card wraps, title printed in black to the spine and front panel of the wraps.

Illustrations

Retains the subscription form for the Suffragette at the rear.

Condition

A little rubbed, minor chipping at the tail of the spine, light foxing at the fore-edge, but overall an unusually well preserved copy.

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