SOCIAL VALUES

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  • CHANGES IN SOCIAL VALUES
    • homosexuality
      • permissive
        • Trial of Lord Montagu 1954 led to growing public perception that state shouldn't control this
        • Wolfenden Committee 1957
          • consenting homosexual acts decriminalised aged 21 and above
        • 1967 sexual offences act
        • gay liberation branch set up in October 1970
        • TV stars openly camp
          • Larry Grayson from generation gamer
            • catchphrase of what a gay day
          • John Inman form are you being served
        • David Bowie and Elton John publicly admitted being bisexual
      • conservative
        • resistance in parliament to Wolfenden changes
        • after 1967 still illegal solicit homosexual relationships
        • no. men arrested for public indecency tripled 1967-1972
    • marriage
      • permissive
        • number of divorces peaked in 1947
        • divorce act 1969 made it easier to divorce
        • family planning act 1967
          • contraceptive pill given to anyone over 18
      • conservative
        • number of divorces rapidly fell after 1947
          • 96% women and 95% men married by the age of 45 in 1971
        • reports suggested women in war time affairs returned back to husbands
        • marriage age for women  fell below 23 in 1970 compared to 24 in 1948
    • sex
      • permissive
        • Marie Stopes 'married love' 1981
          • best seller changed reluctance to talk about sex publicly
        • 1959 publications obscene act
          • sex spoken about in theatres
          • not until 1977 in films
            • Emmanuelle
        • sexual behaviour act of young people 1965
          • Michael Schofield 18% of girls and 10% boys had sex with 3+ people
    • abortion
      • permissive
        • steels abortion act
          • asked to consider high number of death and injuries from back street
            • 1966 alone 40 deaths and 100,000 injured
              • steels abortion act
                • asked to consider high number of death and injuries from back street
                  • 1966 alone 40 deaths and 100,000 injured

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