Your update question at the top is unfortunately YES...for many. But they still brought a ligher, not so rigid, enviroment into most conformed, "normal" middleclass life. Hey man my folks came from the 30s....they didnt say they word
" PREGNANT" in mixws company. It was considered impolite...They were also southern, lol!
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