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Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patriotutes

The Regulation of Female Sexuality during World War II

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Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patriotutes by Marilyn E Hegarty
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Victory Girls, Khaki-Wackies, and Patriotutes offers a counter-narrative to the story of Rosie the Riveter, the icon of female patriotism during World War II. With her fist defiantly raised and her shirtsleeves rolled up, Rosie was an asexual warrior on the homefront. But thousands of women supported the war effort not by working in heavy war industries, but by providing morale-boosting services to soldiers, ranging from dances at officers' clubs to more blatant forms of sexual services, such as prostitution. While the de-sexualized Rosie was celebrated, women who used their sexuality-either intentionally or inadvertently-to serve their country encountered a contradictory morals campaign launched by government and social agencies, which shunned female sexuality while valorizing masculine sexuality. This double-standard was accurately summed up by a government official who dubbed these women"patriotutes": part patriot, part prostitute. Marilyn E. Hegarty explores the dual discourse on female sexual mobilization that emerged during the war, in which agencies of the state both required and feared women's support for, and participation in, wartime services. The equation of female desire with deviance simultaneously over-sexualized and desexualized many women, who nonetheless made choices that not only challenged gender ideology but defended their right to remain in public spaces.

Author Biography

Marilyn (Lyn) E. Hegarty teaches American History, Women's History, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University.
Release date Australia
April 5th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
9 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
New York University Press
Pages
251
Dimensions
164x226x14
ISBN-13
9780814737392
Product ID
4019839

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