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Old Yesterday, 12:10 PM
 
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I would imagine people were more upset about their children being shot on college campuses 50 years ago than they are about this generation’s children declaring themselves “gender fluid” today.

At least I hope that’s true.
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Old Yesterday, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Yes. Old men were furious with their long haired sons. They were furious that their sons did not want to be drafted. There were mass demonstrations about Vietnam, and other demonstrations about inequality.

The older gen had to learn to accommodate interracial dating and marriage, as well as single motherhood. They had to get over women wearing pants whenever they wanted, such as in the workplace. They had to make room for women in business and academia. Women began postponing having families, although this was not as prevalent as it is now.

Plenty of young folks smoked marijuana illegally.

All of these changes seemed to happen quickly, and the social order was upended. Yes some people reacted with hostility.
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Old Today, 11:58 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Yes. Old men were furious with their long haired sons. They were furious that their sons did not want to be drafted. There were mass demonstrations about Vietnam, and other demonstrations about inequality.

The older gen had to learn to accommodate interracial dating and marriage, as well as single motherhood. They had to get over women wearing pants whenever they wanted, such as in the workplace. They had to make room for women in business and academia. Women began postponing having families, although this was not as prevalent as it is now.

Plenty of young folks smoked marijuana illegally.

All of these changes seemed to happen quickly, and the social order was upended. Yes some people reacted with hostility.
That sounds familiar. My father was in the US Navy in WWII, I got out of Vietnam by a student deferment then a high lottery number. My older brother had asthma at times, and took a nice run before his physical, resulting in a wheezing fir and 4F.



I was sent back to the barber by my father many times because my hair was not cut short enough. When I returned from a summer cross country road trip at age 19 with long hair and a full beard, my father gave me the option of cutting it/shaving it off or moving out (I moved out). Yes, there was plenty of marijuana around and it was shared freely at the rock concerts. Oh, and that was noise, not music.
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