How 1960s Has Impacted And Influenced Today 's Society

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How have the 1960s dramatically impacted and influenced today’s society? In today’s society, there are many controversial topics that we are facing today; we have the 1960s to thank for those things. The sixties was one of the most impactful decades pertaining to culture revolutions; it is the decade that brought into play some of the problems and privileges that the present is dealing with now. The sixties brought the gay movement, women’s rights, the drug revolution, and has also impacted music as well. One of the most well-known things about the sixties is its music. Bands in the sixties started to break the conservative boundaries by talking about drugs and sex in their music; the drugs and sex revolution in this music also…show more content…
Drugs highly influence music in the sixties with bands such as The Byrds, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Strawberry Alarm Clock, and The Beatles. These bands took inspiration from the affects that the drugs had on them with their psychedelic properties. Drugs were also just starting to get introduced and people were highly influenced with positive drug propaganda (“The 60 's”). So, the positivity about drugs were influencing the bands and the bands were influencing the people and the more dugs being bought, the more people heard about them, and the more people heard about them, the more they were used, so basically it was just an endless cycle of drug positivity. So now there are more than a hundred thousand people in America who are being influenced by this music that expresses sex and drug use in positive ways. Also, with the invention for the birth control pill in 1960, the consequences of having sex lessened and now women could be just as involved in it as men where. In 1962, 1.2 million American women were using it and by 1965 that number reached to 2.3 million women (Nikolchev). In the 1950s, sex would have barley been herd of outside of marriage, but now into the sixties, it became more and more common for teens and young adults to be irresponsible. In today’s society sex and drugs are common place. Media now a days show, talk about, or make references to sex. Anyone could turn on their TV and
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