Just heard a government sponsored ad advising victims not to tolerate abuse:
so decided to reblog this
The attitude in my day was “you must have deserved it“ or “I dont want to know”
I spent half a century believing that i deserved abuse.
The younger generation have no idea of the cultural attitude to women, gays or people that were not white
despite movies and tv shows that try to portray these attitudes.
Married women were not supposed to work and women received 75% of a man’s wage.
My first job was working with computers that were the size of wardrobes in refrigerated rooms:
I had to give up this job when I married because married women were not allowed to hold government jobs.
I was recently asked for my date of birth –which I gave
And said “I AM FLOWER POWER GENERATION“
The young lady replied
“NO –LUCKY YOU”
My generation were responsible for social change:
(that is all that I said –the rest is for the blog)
campaigning for animal rights:
caring for the ecology.
When I was growing up:
as well as having no rights nor status:
women were not expected to enjoy sex.
A woman was expected to stay a virgin until she was married:
A man was expected to be promiscuous:
Never understood how that worked:
When I was in high school we were discussing sex at lunch time and I said that there were double standards.
Several girls said “That is the way it is meant to be” —
What does that mean??? — (In actuality, it meant that it was a cultural norm.)
Once married the chances of a women climaxing was rather slim as (most) men of my age group are proficient at “wham bam thankyou mam!”
(This is a broad generalization so I apologise to men of my age group)
AND THEN CAME THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION.
Gays could stop pretending that they were heterosexual. 😀
And women could enjoy sex.
Many things have changed for the better in my life time:
Children have rights:
People who don’t have white skin have rights:
But sadly our culture still thinks humans are the only species that matters:
Enjoy your day
and respect other life forms