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A turning out to be physique of women's reports literature and relaxation literature exists. This specified ebook brings jointly those parts in a manner that enables the reader to view women's relaxation from numerous views assisting to supply possibilities for equality, integrity and freedom of selection inside rest.

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The vote had been won, but many women’s rights issues were still unsolved. Male supremacist values tended to be fostered by the post World War I economic depression, the growing influence of anti-feminist Freudianism, the “Red Scare” (which swept the United States and Canada after World War I and targeted such women as Jane Addams, Carrie Chapman and organizations such as the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the Young Women’s Christian Association), and the growth of the authoritarianism in governments.

Since it was also believed that women were unable to A Historical Perspective 39 bear prolonged mental and physical strain, it was suggested that games and sports be modified for women and that women should cultivate good form rather than establish records (Welch & Lerch, 1981). Representative of this opinion was the following statement by Sargent: (Women should) know enough about sports to be sympathetic admirers of men and boys…this kind of devotion has made heroes of men in the past, and it will continue to make heroes of them in the future (1909, p.

Also, being outside was considered healthy for women. Some of the popular outdoor activities were horseback riding, swimming-bathing, ice and roller-skating, biking, and sleigh/carriage riding (Gerber, Felshin, Berline, & Wyrick, 1974). ” Any activity that emphasized beauty and aesthetic appeal was most in keeping with the transcendent female image, and was more acceptable from the viewpoint of society. This attitude affected not only the choice of outdoor activities, but the style in which they were played: Essentially, sport for the 19th century American woman was initially in a few acceptable activities.

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