If current trends hold, 2011 may be the “Year of the Inflammatory Book.” In January, Chinese-American mom and Yale professor, Amy Chua, ignited a firestorm with her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Therein, she explained why Chinese moms are superior to their western counterparts, and the angry tornado of response drove her book up to #1 on the Amazon best-seller list. Tomorrow, author, Kay S.
Pardon this short history lesson. If you’re younger than 40, and don’t have a big interest in social history this may come as news.While experts argue on the exact dates, prior to the 1960’s sex, sexual media, and social sexual mores were perceived quite differently in the US. Books with sexual content were routinely banned from publication. Sexual content was missing from mainstream films and television. Contraception wasn’t yet available for women.