Women against Alcohol

Women against Alcohol (early 1900s)

Independent of our views about alcohol consumption, this picture is extremely effective in demonstrating the tension between morality and sexuality. The fact is that morality does not necessarily want to entirely silent sexuality, it rather wants to shape it in a specific form. Sexuality exists in every body (even in the body of prohibitionists!), how it is performed is what the fight is about.


About Ryerson On Yonge

A course in the Faculty of Arts, we have been studying the history of the neighbourhood around Yonge and Dundas, and Ryerson campus, in order to consider the social context and cultural importance of the new Student Learning Centre, which will occupy 341 through 355 Yonge Street. This blog is not an official Ryerson publication, and is a student-composed analysis of campus and its neighbourhood.
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