(1) That facet of the women’s liberation movement that focuses on changing societal norms and personal upbringing that places women in a sexually subservient role (2) The loss of inhibitions regarding an individual’s sexual orientation (3) A term referring to a person’s recognition of his/her homosexual orientation, liberating himself/herself from the heterosexual societal norm
The Right Side of History" also includes gay activism of labor unions in the 1920s and 1930s; the 1950s civil rights movement; the 1960s anti-war protests; the sexual liberation movements of the 1970s; and more contemporary issues such as marriage equality.
The first edition shows that even in an era of sexual liberation and the rise of feminism, chauvinistic attitudes were still pervasive in everything from sex education films aimed at children to chat shows.
For instance, the spring/ summer 1999 haute couture collection is shot in grey tones in a tunnel- like room, the model's hair slicked- back, her arms covered in luxe satin gloves and two handprints on the waist and thigh of her white gown -- a stylish expression of the changing norms of beauty, sexual liberation, fierce femininity and minimalist style that ruled the decade.
Set in the aftermath of the Arab-Israeli war of Ramadan '73, In Love In Alexandria is a story of a man coming to terms with modern woman's sexual liberation, with the violence of the Middle East conflict, and with the irrepressible ebullience of Egyptian life.