Homos, Whores, Rapists, and the Clap

American Military Sexuality Since the Revolutionary War

Authored by: Donna B. Knaff*

The Routledge History of Gender, War, and the U.S. Military

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138902985
eBook ISBN: 9781315697185
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315697185.ch17

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Abstract

If Hawaii was a sanctuary for some men returning from combat, then—in the profane logic of wartime—Hotel Street was the sanctum sanctorum… It was where the men came to get drunk, to have their pictures taken with an ersatz hula girl, to get tattooed. Hotel Street was where the brothels were.

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