US publisher delays Naomi Wolf’s book over accuracy concerns

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The release of a new book by prominent feminist author Naomi Wolf has been delayed by her US publisher over accuracy concerns.

Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love details the persecution of homosexuality in Victorian Britain.

Last month, it was revealed during a BBC radio interview that the author had misunderstood key 19th century English legal terms within the book.

She has admitted “misinterpretations”.

Dr Wolf is best known for her acclaimed third-wave feminist book The Beauty Myth and other works like Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries.

Her new book argues that the British Obscene Publications Act of 1857 led to homosexual persecution in Britain getting worse.

But during an interview on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme broadcaster Matthew Sweet questioned key claims within it.

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