Between the 1920s and the 1950s, sexual sadism was widely discussed in Australian newspapers.
Ironically, attempts to ban the Marquis de Sade’s books gave journalists an excuse to write about them, thus spreading knowledge of this “perversion”.
- Joanna Bourke
- The Conversation
Public awareness of sadism also incited social panic, provoked by a series of highly publicised murders of Australian women.
Everett was a 27-year-old kitchenmaid who worked at the Broughton Church of England School for Boys.
After a night at the…