Biggest social changes in last 40 years

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  1. kennethpollock

    kennethpollock Senior member

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    a) People don't wear social "uniforms" as much. I mean, how are you supposed to know where to classify someone if they don't dress like they're SUPPOSED to?!

    True, almost everyone dresses the same today; the banker and lawyer (when not in court) not much different from the farmer, but we have almost all descended to the lowest common denominator (the farmer, who often wears brown).
    However, I submit that among the 25 year olds today, the tan shorts, baseball cap, t-shirt and flip-flops are a more common uniform, than were the madras shirts, kahki trousers, penny loafers and white socks in 1965.
     
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    One of the biggest changes is the ugliness of the cars. And save for China, Japan, and a few others you can't smoke indoors.

    Also women dress like a gang of whores. Beer is overrated.
     
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    I like social uniforms. It made it much easier, and perverse to flaunt the conventions, and then become really confrontational like the Hollywood Ten.

    Today, you have to compete with all these self-described Bohemians, and Urban outfitter types for "individuality".


    This is a great one [​IMG] lol:
     
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    Women have sex now. Some even enjoy it. Oh, how I long for the good old days.

    They have always had it; otherwise we would not be here. But they have now decided that they like it. Sex (or the chase) was a lot more fun for us guys before they made that discovery. Now we have to perform.
     
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    They have always had it; otherwise we would not be here. But they have now decided that they like it. Sex (or the chase) was a lot more fun for us guys before they made that discovery.
    I also liked when they would wear makeup at home while cooking. It made for a much more pleasant grocery store experience.
     
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    They have always had it; otherwise we would not be here. But they have now decided that they like it. Sex (or the chase) was a lot more fun for us guys before they made that discovery.
    Yeah, I'm sure it'd be a lot more fun if they'd just go back to lying there with their eyes closed and teeth gritted. Maybe if they'd even put up a little resistance so we could feel extra manly when we fight through it, that'd be even better.
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure it'd be a lot more fun if they'd just go back to lying there with their eyes closed and teeth gritted. Maybe if they'd even put up a little resistance so we could feel extra manly when we fight through it, that'd be even better.
    But then you couldn't have furtive BDSM experiences. BDSM was so much more stylish during the '60s.
     
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    People drink beers more nowaday.

    [​IMG]


    That may not be true. We were awash in the stuff in the 1960's. I was in New Orleans from 1959-1965 and there were four local breweries (Jax, Regal, Falstaff and Dixie). Now only one remains.
    Americans do drink more wine (and high-priced coffees) now, though.
     
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    They have always had it; otherwise we would not be here. But they have now decided that they like it. Sex (or the chase) was a lot more fun for us guys before they made that discovery. Now we have to perform.
    Aw shucks, they can chase us too? What is this world coming to? Next thing you know they'll be competing with us for jobs!

    A.
     
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    We don't lynch and burn black people at the stake anymore.


    I doubt that there were any in 1965, either.
    It is my understanding that from 1882 until 1952, not a single year passed without a recorded lynching somewhere in the United States, however, I doubt that there have been many since then.
     
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    I doubt that there were any in 1965, either.
    It is my understanding that from 1882 until 1952, not a single year passed without a recorded lynching somewhere in the United States, however, I doubt that there have been many since then.

    Apparently, the modern thing is to chain somebody to the back of a pick-up and drag him to death. Look how far we've come.
     
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    I doubt that there were any in 1965, either.
    It is my understanding that from 1882 until 1952, not a single year passed without a recorded lynching somewhere in the United States, however, I doubt that there have been many since then.


    Yes, you are right, there were no reported lynchings in 1965. However, there were 3 reported lynchings in 1964 (though in 2 of them the victim was white). Then there were none between 1965 and 1968 and that's when they stopped keeping records.

    One source I read did state, however, "Even after the passing of the Civil Rights Act (1964) lynchings continued in the Deep South."
     
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    Despite what textbooks like to portray, lynchings didn't occur very frequently. However, when they did, they were ultimately obscene.
     
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    Despite what textbooks like to portray, lynchings didn't occur very frequently. However, when they did, they were ultimately obscene.

    My source was the Tuskegee Institute for what it's worth.
     
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    Actually, to be completely serious, I do think that it's a problem that people generally get a pass on racism as long as they keep it PC and know how to vocalize it. It was my main problem with Crash--the movie missed what I consider to be the really crucial point, which is that plenty of people are still racist, but in most parts of the US they've learned how to mask it, without actually addressing their racism itself. Still, it's better than nothing.
     

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