In 1928 she was indicted under the Comstock law for distributing her pamphlet, The Sex Side of Life, which explained human reproduction to adolescents. In 1930 Judge Augustus Hand of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned her conviction, setting a legal precedent that took intent into account when evaluating obscenity. Dennett's trial was part of a series of rulings that culminated in the 1936 ruling in U.S. v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries, which exempted birth control information and materials from obscenity laws when utilized by physicians.
"The sex side of life" : Mary Ware Dennett's pioneering battle for birth control and sex education By: Chen, Constance M, 1996This is an academic book but very interesting, not only for Mary Dennett's life but also the early history of American women's struggle for voting and social rights.
The Two Addies: Maternity and Language in William Faulkner's as I Lay Dying and Alice Munro's Lives of Girls and Women
Sep 22, 2006; In a 1973 interview with Graeme Gibson, Alice Munro declares that "the writers who first excited me were the writers of the...