Q&A: Kimberly Jensen

From 1917 to 1923, Oregon women who tested positive for venereal disease were incarcerated. Jensen, a history and gender studies professor, discusses why.

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When Margaret Sanger tried to open a birth-control clinic in 1916, she was jailed. When Oregon women tested positive for venereal disease at the same time, they also landed themselves in lockup, even as men went free. Oregon was the first state to intern women who tested positive—many were kept at the Cedars Detention Home in Troutdale—and the state’s policies became a model for the rest of the ...   More
 
Monday, March 31, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

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