Monday, July 29, 2013


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  1. In 1960, the last year of the 1950s since calendar numbering didn't begin with the year 0000, 67% (2 out of 3) of adults in the United States were married and only 3% (3 out of 100) were divorced. The only difference in 1950 was 2% (2 out of 100) were divorced.

    In addition to husbands being given unofficial permission to spank their wives, there were other several reason for the low divorce rate in the 1950s.

    Women had fewer employment opportunities than they do today. Equal rights in employment didn't become the law of the land until the mid-1960s. It wasn't until the 1970s that its effect became evident.

    Families had more children. In the 1950s, the birth control pill had yet to be invented. One of the things I learned from the older woman that seduced me was condoms and spermicidal foam were primary means of birth control in those days.

    Again, compared to today, daycare for children outside the home was limited.

    No-fault divorce was did not exist. As a result, divorcing couples had to show a valid reason. Nor, unlike to day, was there a glut of lawyers back then. In addition to being divorce being difficult, lawyers didn't come cheap!

    Finally, there was also one very important politically incorrect reason. For the most part, wives in the 1950s had grown up being at least occasionally spanked by their fathers. As a result, unlike many of today's young woman, they knew from first hand experience they could be put bare bottomed over a man's knee!