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Remembering respect in a changing society

August 24, 2013

Today we’re going to think about relationships — what they were and what they are. Times have changed and so have our children. When there’s a change, you usually get something and lose something....

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Truthteller

Aug-24-13 10:14 AM

A little perspective here--during the colonial and Revolutionary eras, out of wedlock births were common--more than 50%. Everything was more lax then, including drinking. Then mores shifted, tightened up what people could and couldn't do. There are always cycles. As for gay people-they've always been around in the same proportions as now, they are obviously a deliberate part of creation, but in your good old days, Mrs. Valone, they were threatened with severe ostracism at best and electric shock therapy at worst. Why on earth would they make themselves known!?

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Steiner

Aug-24-13 9:28 AM

Maggie I agree with much of what you say. My parents and all their generation, the ww2 people taught us to respect others. Growing up we never locked our doors. Nothing was ever stolen.no crime ! That all started changing by the 60's, the libs and their emphasis on rights. the birth control pill changed everything. Free sex was truly free. At public colleges, girls showed me the pill they got from the healthcare center on campus either dirt cheap or free.It was a guys dream. sex with no consequences. what could be better ? Harems could now be possible.feminism did not really get gals in the sciences and business. else why the clamor because so few gals seen in science and business. 30 years of graduating more gals than guys and still the disparity. i would say the liberal dream had more down side than upside.

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