The Press: K-Day

In London last week, the world's biggest daily, the tabloid Mirror (circ. 4,432,700) got out its three-inch type for a single banner headline: WOMEN. In smaller type, the Mirror added: Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey, the World's No. 1 Sexo-analyst, Blows the Gaff Today on All About Eve. Indiana's Dr. Alfred Kinsey was not alone in blowing the gaff. K-day —the prearranged release date* for a summary of his book on Sexual Behavior in the Human Female (TIME, Aug. 24)—set off the biggest and raciest commotion the world's press had seen in years.

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