A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Orifice: Women in Gynecology Textbooks

  title={A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Orifice: Women in Gynecology Textbooks},
  author={Diana H. Scully and Pauline B. Bart},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={1045 - 1050}
  • D. ScullyP. Bart
  • Published 1 January 1973
  • Psychology
  • American Journal of Sociology
An analysis of 27 gynecology texts written over the past three decades reveals a continuing tendency to present traditional views of female sexuality and personality. Women are sterotyped as primarily wives and mothers and as having a lesser capacity for sex. This study, in the tradition of other studies of sex-role stereotypes, demonstrates sexism in our society. 

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