Nate Posted August 6, 2014 Share #1 Posted August 6, 2014 Sue's journalism thread got me thinking about how much our society has changed wince I was growing up. Not saying any of this is good or bad, its just the way it was There was no such thing as "Sexual Harrassment". Oh we did it, it just wasn't a big deal. You want a job, don't act like you don't like it, toots Date Rape wasn't a crime. If a girl was at a bar and went home with a guy no DA in the land would prosecute a rape charge. The attitude was "she was asking for it" Gay bashing meant jumping out of a pickup with clubs and literally beating homosexuals. Again, the cops wouldn't do a damn thing about it either People smoked cigarettes everywhere...restaurants, hospitals, mission control at NASA...everywhere Kids got spanked. Hell, Bill Cosby did a whole routine about getting beaten as a kid No interracial anything on TV or in the media. Diversity? what's that? Shows like the Jeffersons were actually ground breaking because they depicted a black family that was successful and not in the sterotyped roles Archie Bunker was not only overtly racist, he was a TV icon Only 3 networks. You want to watch TV, you had to watch NBC, ABC, or CBS There was a thing called the "Family Hour" in the evening when kids would be watching and no remotely sexual or off color programming was allowed on TV during those hours People drank liquor on TV all the time...Hawkeye had a still, George Jefferson always had a scotch...Lou Grant kept a bottle in his desk...hey, drink up everybody Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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