Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sexual mores between 1960 and 1985 here in the U.S.

What I'm trying to get at here was just how sexually permissive it was in white upper class U.S. in 1982 and 1983. It really didn't start to change drastically until between 1985 and 1990.

Around 1960 the birth control pill came out. This upset a whole lot of people who had been forced to get married because they had gotten pregnant when they were 12 to 16 years of age from mostly Date Rape. The birth control started to change all that in a drastic way, especially in high school and college. Women no longer were being raped getting pregnant and having their lives destroyed (at least not in the numbers of women that this happened to before 1960.

So, this allowed women to finish junior high and high school often and go to college. Women didn't really graduate college that much until the legalization of the birth control pill at all.

So, by the late 1960s sexual activity was really really different among all classes of Americans especially middle Class and Upper class White Americans than it ever had been before.

But, there were two things that began  the sexual revolution in the U.S. caused by the twin whammies of 1st the legalization of the birth control pill in 1960 and 2nd the Supreme court decision in 1973 of Roe Versus Wade where abortions became legal for the first time in the U.S. Before then people went a lot to Japan for legal abortions but obviously this solution was mostly for the richest of people not for the poor or even middle Class.

So, what I'm trying to say here is that at places like Georgetown Prep School the early 1980s would really have been a den of inequity in that drugs and sex would have been extreme and white male entitlement to have sex with ANY girl their age would have been rampant and people (especially then football players) would always push the envelope of the rules then.

When I look back at how many girlfriends I had myself between ages 15 and 25 I am amazed now and many other people are too. However, I was religious and stayed basically a virgin until I was 21 even though I often spent nights with girls I knew this didn't include intercourse until I was 21 years of age. Also, I was alternative in my thinking and believed in being honest with all girls and women in my life. However, this wasn't always true in boys more Victorian with a double standard in place. So, in the non-alternative world lying to women about whatever you were doing as a boy or a man was commonplace just like it is now in many non-alternative circles worldwide.

Things were completely different then before the rampant Venereal Diseases and AIDS entered the middle Class and upper classes of the world and killed millions and millions of people.

I'm thinking at present AT LEAST 60 to 100 million people have died of AIDS worldwide (at a minimum) since 1980 at present. You might not see these statistics much simply because it is too overwhelming for most people to deal with this fact. So, let me say it another way. More people have died of AIDS than died in World war II or the Cold War. However, this has changed sexual mores to be more like they were in 1960 and before here in the U.S. even though we still have birth control pills people also use condoms much more too than they ever did before. The main difference now is that in a marriage people might not use condoms and could use birth control pills and have access to legal abortions if things get out of hand through rape or accident (like taking anti-biotics while on a birth control pill).

So, people today have no idea just how sexually libertine people in the upper classes were then in places like Georgetown Prep School nationwide in the early 1980s. Robert Kennedy's son died of a drug overdose while at Georgetown Prep School if this gives you an idea of just how extreme sex and drugs were at this prep school in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

So, the fact of the times, where Kavanaugh went to school, the amount of drugs available to rich kids and the sexual permissiveness of the times and the fact that Kavanaugh was a jock and played football makes what Ford say quite plausible.

The lies Kavanaugh is now saying is because he has daughters and a wife and is very Catholic. So, he cannot tell the truth to them obviously. So, if he cannot tell the truth to his wife and daughters he definitely cannot tell the truth to the government either. So, this is a very Catholic kind of problem he is having by having to lie so much to everyone regarding his drinking and sexual escapades of the early 1980s.

But by 1990 all this had changed because of millions of deaths from AIDS around the world and in the U.S. in Heterosexual and homosexual and bi-sexual circles by then worldwide.

Jul 17, 2018 - 36.9 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS ... total number of peoplewho have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start ... too many people living with HIV or at risk for HIV still do not have access to ...

The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

According to UNAIDS :
36.9 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS
2.1 million children worldwide are living with HIV
  • There were approximately 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2016. Of these, 2.1 million were children (<15 li="" old="" years="">
  • An estimated 1.8 million individuals worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2016 – about 5,000 new infections per day. This includes 160,000 children (<15 africa="" and="" breastfeeding.="" by="" childbirth="" children="" during="" hiv-positive="" in="" infected="" li="" live="" most="" mothers="" of="" or="" pregnancy="" sub-saharan="" their="" these="" were="" years="">
  • Approximately 70% of people living with HIV globally were aware of their HIV status in 2016. The remaining 30% (over 11 million people) still need access to HIV testing services. HIV testing is an essential gateway to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.
  • As of June 2017, 20.9 million people living with HIV were accessing antiretroviral therapy (ART) globally, up from 15.8 million in June 2015, 7.5 million in 2010, and less than one million in 2000.
  • 1 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2016, bringing the total number of people who have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic to 35.0 million.
  • The vast majority of people living with HIV are in low- and middle-income countries.
  • In 2016, there were 19.4 million people living with HIV (53%) in eastern and southern Africa, 6.1 million (17%) in western and central Africa, 5.1 million (14%) in Asia and the Pacific, and 2.1 million (6%) in Western and Central Europe and North America.
  • Despite advances in our scientific understanding of HIV and its prevention and treatment as well as years of significant effort by the global health community and leading government and civil society organizations, too many people living with HIV or at risk for HIV still do not have access to prevention, care, and treatment, and there is still no cure. However, effective treatment with antiretroviral drugs can control the virus so that people with HIV can enjoy healthy lives and reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to others.
  • The HIV epidemic not only affects the health of individuals, it impacts households, communities, and the development and economic growth of nations. Many of the countries hardest hit by HIV also suffer from other infectious diseases, food insecurity, and other serious problems.
  • Despite these challenges, there have been successes and promising signs. New global efforts have been mounted to address the epidemic, particularly in the last decade. The number of people newly infected with HIV has declined over the years . In addition, the number of people with HIV receiving treatment in resource-poor countries has dramatically increased in the past decade.
  • Progress also has been made in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and keeping mothers alive. The percentage of pregnant women receiving ART increased to 76% in 2016, up from 47% in 2010.
  • However, global HIV prevention targets continue to be missed by a wide margin and declines in new HIV infections remain too slow.

U.S. Response to the Global Epidemic

The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government’s response to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic and represents the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in history. Thanks to American leadership and generosity, alongside the work of many partners, PEPFAR has saved millions of lives, averted millions of infections, and changed the course of the epidemic.
In addition, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) represents the largest public investment in HIV/AIDS research in the world. NIH is engaged in research around the globe to understand, diagnose, treat, and prevent HIV infection and its many associated conditions, and to find a cure.

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