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The feminist movement “not only accelerated the collapse of the family cultural circle, but encouraged it, without thus far having come up with anything better to put in its place. W. ” As a consequence, feminist movements were in fact camouflaged lesbian movements. Of course, most of the members were heterosexual, but the leaders of the movement were homosexuals seeking to appease their fantasies of domination and to wield their magnetism to control other women. By their influence, female homosexuality was spreading, and had by now become more common than male homosexuality.
Certain topics remained sensitive during the inter-war period and occasioned feelings of 40. Klaus Mann, Journal. 345. 41. 47. 21 A History of Homosexuality in Europe Vol. II irrational hostility and panic. Three topics recur throughout the period: the link between lesbianism and feminism, the need to protect young people, and foreign threats. It’s the feminists’ fault The lesbian question was directly linked to the feminist movement in the inter-war period. Particularly in England and Germany, the feminist movement was seen as a Trojan Horse used by the lesbians to recruit or seduce new followers and to pervert young women and to lure them away from their homes and their husbands.
For Marie Stopes, sapphism was a threat because women who had experienced a homosexual relationship would prefer that form of sex and would give up their families: “If a married woman goes through with this unnatural act, she will be increasingly disappointed with her husband and he will lose any ability to play his traditional role.... ”51 Stella Browne, too, believed that a woman has a physical need for a man. 52 In this memorandum, she describes five cases of sapphism. However, some of the subjects were not in sexual relationships and did not regard themselves as homosexual.
A History of Homosexuality in Europe: Berlin, London, Paris 1919-1939, Volume II by Florence Tamagne