The Woman a Man Marries: An Analysis of Her Double Standard.

JAMA. 1927;89(6):472. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690060052035.
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In this volume a specialist in urology analyzes the reasons for failure in many modern marriages. Obviously the point of view of urologists in these matters is largely based on experience with persons whose marriages have failed for physical causes, including primarily impotence in the male, frigidity in the female, and venereal disease. As a result of his analysis, Dr. Pedersen is apparently convinced that the trend toward feminism is responsible largely for frigidity, that few women are willing to bear their share of the physical side of married life, and that the modern costume and habits of women lead to male seduction. The book is essentially a plea of equal rights for men in these matters. The cure for the diseases of modern civilization, particularly as they relate to marriage, is, according to Pedersen, a return to the family life in which the woman was essentially the keeper of


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