Sex and Sanctity 1912 by Lucy Re-Bartlett ~ Radical Feminism UK Women's Studies Suffrage ~ Social Purity ~ Spirituality ~ Fawcett Library


Title: Sex and Sanctity

Author: Lucy Re-Bartlett

Description: Ex-library (Women's Service Library, London). Blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine and front cover. Spine is very toned and has a call-number label; cloth has a short split at the top front hinge of spine. Library labels and deaccession stamp on front pastedown. Rubber stamp on a couple pages that reads ''Will you too buy a copy / pass it on,'' else interior is unmarked; light smudges or foxing on a few pages. xi, 104 pages. Appears to be an early item in the catalog of the London Society for Women's Service Library: the call number is simply ''176.'' The library was established by the London National Society for Women's Suffrage and later re-named the Fawcett Library.

A scarce copy of Re-Bartlett's sequel to The Coming Order, with the interesting provenance of coming from the Women's Service Library.

Sex and Sanctity covers the nexus of woman's suffrage, social purity, and spirituality. It philosophically looks at several related issues, including women's militancy, celibacy, equality in marriage, the having of children, liberation of the ''new woman,'' economic opportunity, spiritual and psychic development, and the contrasting influences of Protestantism and Catholicism on marriage, social standards, social organization, and the temperament of life for the sexes.

[Part I]:
I Sex and Sanctity.
II. Militancy--Its Place in Our Century.
III. Forces Behind the Vote
IV. Feminine Celibacy--Its Meaning To-day.
V. The Mystery of Mercy.
VI. Parentage.
VII. The Power of the Spirit.

[Part II]:
I. Spiritual Guidance.
II. The Prophetic Sense.
III. Divine Promptings.

Lucy Re-Bartlett (1876-1922) was a radical British feminist, suffragette, reformer, and member of the Women's Social and Political Union. She was born in Scotland, moved to Italy after graduating from university, and married Emilio Re in Rome in 1910 (taking a double-barrelled surname). She traveled to India to study Theosophy with Annie Besant and, in 1908, represented the Theosophical Society at a sex education conference.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co.
Place: New York, Bombay and Calcutta
Year: 1912

Keywords: suffrage, suffragette, militancy, sex strike, radicalism, feminism, feminist, women's studies, Fawcett Society, spirituality, National Society for Women's Suffrage, social purity, Women's Social and Political Union, Women's Freedom League, Theosophy,

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