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carry this independence still farther and to find love where they find
work. These unquestionable influences of modern movements cannot directly
cause sexual inversion, but they develop the germs of it, and they
probably cause a spurious imitation. This spurious imitation is due to the
fact that the congenital anomaly occurs with special frequency in women of
high intelligence who, voluntarily or involuntarily, influence others.
Kurella, Bloch, and others believe that the woman movement has
helped to develop homosexuality (see, e.g., I. Bloch, _Beitraege
zur AEtiologie der Psychopathia Sexualis_, 1902, vol. i, p. 248).
Various "feminine Strindbergs of the woman movement," as they
have been termed, displayed marked hostility to men. Anna Rueling
claims that many leaders of the movement, from the outset until
today, have been inverted. Hirschfeld, however (_Die
Homosexualitaet_, p. 500), after giving special attention to the
matter, concludes that, alike among English suffragettes and in
the German Verein fuer Frauenstimmrecht, the percentage of inverts
is less than 10 per cent.
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