You could say all that or something similar about any another decade
Don't believe all that is written about homophobia and sexism.
It's not just written, my parents are about the same age as you and have a very different opinion despite also taking part in the 'fun' parts of the decade (seriously, the stuff my mother did as a youngster in the 60s makes my youth look like a book club meeting).
The Notting Hill riots were only in '58. Casual racism was part of the 'British' culture, the race relations act only came in in 1965! Enoch Powell gave his speech in 1968....
Slums still existed in most major cities, my father grew up in not much more than a slum in North London (wellies for shoes etc..).
The mentally ill or those learning difficulties were regularly locked away in asylums for long periods as treatments were ineffective or non-existent.
Abortion was still illegal until 1967, my neighbours growing up (now dead, a bit older than you) had female friends and family die because their only option for an unwanted pregnancy was a backstreet abortion.
So while I expect it was a great time to be white, male and middle class, if you were poor, black, female or disabled you didn't have the same social support as you do now.
As soon as someone blames 'political correctness' for something, the argument is usually over, it's a useless term. And you want to go back to 60s levels of industrial injuries and accidents? The only point we'll agree on is the cost of education!
political correctness, 'elf 'n' safety, expensive education
And one last thing on the female/sexism point. Seriously, look at the two posts in this thread. To paraphrase:
Come on, can you not see the irony in downplaying sexism and then salivating over girls in skimpy clothes?
Phoowr! Look at the girls in the mini-skirts!
Edited by HUBBA.HUBBA, 16 August 2017 - 07:00 AM.