However, I think we have to exercise some caution and avoid jumping to the conclusion that just because we do not hear of the molly subculture or effeminate queens beforetherefore they did not exist until But given the strict policing of knowledge and even the language used to discuss such intimate behaviours, we must ask — what did that tolerance really mean? But how they fared in the political climate of the period is enlightening: From antiquity to World War II 2nd ed. Subscribe Now. Yale University Press.
From that year however, the country's first civil sodomy law was introduced as An Acte for the punishment of the vice of Buggerie Buggery Actand also criminal courts could prosecute individuals accused of such "crime".
The picture is occluded however by the variety of attitudes that exist at any given time, and by individuals' undoubted reticence, so that information on actual experience is often inferred from demographic and divorce court records. Marc Burckhardt. These were important issues; in addition, the emergence of 'polite' women speaking on topics hitherto deemed improper for them to discuss underlined the changing roles of the Victorian period.
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