Hildegart Rodríguez was a child prodigy, writer, lawyer and sexual reformer. She was murdered by her mother two years into the Spanish Second Republic. In those years she created the Spanish League for Sexual Reform, a eugenic project. She wrote letters about the League to Havelock Ellis, the father of modern sexology. The League disappeared after her death, but Hildegart’s books and articles remain important to study women’s history in the first decades of the twentieth century.
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