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VOL.3, NO. 81
Chicago, Saturday Jan. 3, 1914
WOMAN SAYS PRESS, PULPIT, STAGE
AND SCHOOL TO MEET SEX PROBLEM
Dr. Minna Rohn, Who Heads Country's First Sex
Hygiene Mass, Meeting, Demands the Single
Standard of Morality for Both Men and
. Women Some Plain Talk. ;
(Editor's Note The first great public, mass meeting of women and
girls to hear a lecture on sex-hygiene eyer held in the whole United States
has just been held in Cleveland, O., ina theater. Hundreds had to be turned
away,.owing to the demand for seats. The principal speaker was Dr. Minna
Rohn,' prof essor of biology. Following is Dr. Rohn's speech; which "moral
ists declare marks a newrera in thejjjistory of social ethics.)
' ' - BY, DR. MINNA MARY ROHN,
-Professor of Biology at Cleveland High School' !of Commerce.
Per centuries past the sex problem has been, surrounded by an, air of
prudery and. unnaturalism, but it ias.lj'egun to .emerge, from this fog and
take its' place among subject deemedlwortby of serious thought and con
sideration. . ' .. ... ' .
Many forces have been-at work: to bring about " this ' much' desired
The newspapers and magazines have been particularly active along
this line. More has been done by the. press, during, the past ten years, on
subject than during the entfire century preceding.. You: can hardly pick up
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