Compare & Contrast To Room Nineteen by Doris Lessing

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Early 1960s: In 1960, in a landmark obscenity trial Regina v. Penguin Books Limited, the court determines that D. H. Lawrence's long-banned novel Lady Chatterley's Lover is not obscene.

Today: Reflecting the relaxed sexual mores of the twenty-first century, explicit sexual acts can be viewed on cable television as well as on the Internet. However, the Bush administration has increased funding in the annual federal budget for trying obscenity cases.

Early 1960s: In 1963, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tershkova becomes the first woman in space.

Today: Women continue to travel in space as well as run large corporations. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is one of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world.

Early 1960s: In 1963, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan is published. The book chronicles the growing sense of dissatisfaction women feel about the unequal treatment they are receiving in the home, the workplace...

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