- This essay will address the social movement of the sexual revolution (also known as sexual liberation) from 1960s to the 1980s, however I am not solely going to focus on this era, I will cover the contemporary revolution that is happening in current day, such as fetish, female sexuality and gender fluidity. I will also discuss the impact that the sexual revolution has had on the media and creative industries and vice versa.
4 main points of argument.
- The role of the mass media in the 1960s and how the media still impacts society today in relation to sex, for example documentaries shown on television and sex shops. Analyse an advert and evaluate if it has been affected by the sexual revolution.
- Analyse specific artists such as Tracey Emin, who impacted many people by creating 'shocking' artwork at the time and how it has encouraged other artists to push further with their own design.
- Discuss the impact that the sexual revolution had on feminism, and contrast it with the new theory of 'meninism'. This is also a crucial part of the essay where you can discuss 'Guerilla Girlz'.
- I will create a counter argument using the book 'The Failure of the Sexual Revolution' and argue this. I will also discuss Freud and his opinions on society and the sexual revolution.
More points of argument:
- Brief history of The Sexual Revolution.
- The Failure of the Sexual Revolution.
- Analyse specific artists such as Tracey Emin and the impact that they have had on the creative industry with controversial artwork.
- Mass media in the 1960s & how the media still impacts society today in relation to sex - e.g. documentaries on television.
- Analyse an advert from pre-revolution and post-revolution & evaluate if it has been affected by the sexual revolution.
- Discuss the availability of sex toys & general sex due to sex shops and the internet, for example Tinder, Grindr and Her.
- The impact that the sexual revolution has on Feminism - contrast this with meninism. This is a key point to discuss the Guerilla Girlz & use quotes from their book.
- Analyse a theory from Freud that is relevant.