Pictures of Female Body Parts, Then and Now

PsychCentral/ Single at Heart | October 10, 2011

Forty years ago – in 1971, not the Stone Age – a book sparked controversy and scandal in part because it included unadorned, non-sexualized pictures of women’s body parts.

The medical establishment at the time was a parade of men, hardly ever interrupted by even a lone female, marching to the beat of her own drummer. The book encouraged women to look at themselves (literally), learn about themselves, and stand up to questionable views from the health care professionals who so rarely looked like them.

Read the full story: Pictures of Female Body Parts, Then and Now by Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.