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Old 11-18-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Free From The Oppressive State
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This. I'm a 70's baby.
How can we have the same list if I was an 80's kid?
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Riots in Watts and Detroit. Demonstrations about the war in Vietnam. Cuban Missile Crisis (can just barely remember, was young). Kennedy assassination and funeral. RFK and MLK assassinations.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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The battle over whether Disco sucked or not?
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Seriously, though.

There was uproar over our participation in the Vietnam war when I was a child. It was ended, but nothing was really resolved.

There were battles over civil right and women's rights when I was a child. Strides were made in both areas, however, I feel like in some ways the women's movement went TOO far, and I personally think race relations were somewhat better in the '70's and '80's than they are today. These are just my opinions.

There was a lot of uproar about pollution in our environment, and some strides were actually made in that area.

There was a lot of uproar over our dependance on foreign oil. I sat in gas lines waiting for gas as a teenager during the oil embargo in tne '70's. We haven't had gas lines in recent history, but the issue is far from being resolved.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:03 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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My high school year book for 1964. Advertising section at the back of the book. Ad from our local phone company requesting female job seekers to consider employment at the phone company. They were directed to inquire at the women's employment office.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:09 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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My high school year book for 1964. Advertising section at the back of the book. Ad from our local phone company requesting female job seekers to consider employment at the phone company. They were directed to inquire at the women's employment office.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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polio
cold war
integration particularly in southern schools
kennedy brothers
catholic president
goldwater
birth control pill-especially for single women
abortion access
cubans- castro in particular
bomb shelters
rocknroll- elvis
beetles
inter racial dating
women wearing slacks in public
flouride in the water
draft
vietnam war
womens rights
lack of gas
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Seriously, though.

There was uproar over our participation in the Vietnam war when I was a child. It was ended, but nothing was really resolved.
Sure it was. The Vietnamese won the war and threw us out. You can go back there now and ex-VC will give American vets tours. They fought the Japanese. They fought the French. They fought the Americans. Then the Chinese tried to invade and they fought the Chinese army to a standstill. It's their country again. That's pretty resolved.
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Old 11-20-2013, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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Cool thread topic, let's see:

Gangsta rap
Bill Clinton
The Iraq War

And to shorten what would be a huge list, I'll say that I began coming of age in the years of the cable news-driven "culture war" mentality, in which it seems 95% of the social discourse consisted of people shouting at each other over gay marriage/abortion/religion etc.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: on the Hudson
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One thing I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned yet is the 1980s "Satanic panic." The fear of Satan-worshipping cults targeting children wasn't limited to religious fundamentalists -- respectable psychologists and law enforcement officers were caught up in promoting what in retrospect was an obviously kooky urban legend. As an 80s kid, I remember reading sensationalist magazine articles and being afraid that the Satanists were going to come get me.
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