[QUOTE=Languid Virago;1451285]It was a product of its time. the strength of a counter culture is little more than a reflection of the strength of the mainstream society that spawned it and as, in a way, it is an unatural inorganically grown counter culture anyway, its immature( as in young and not fully developed) society has little space for too much thinking independent of the predominant consensus opinions within that group, once the single minded strength of opinion of the maintream society is eroded, so to is that of the counter culture allowing more space for alternative attitudes, including expressions of sexuality and gender.
I agree, I do.
The issue IMHO was that two many types from deep in the city believed the the lies in the gutter press, they read they could behave anyway they liked, so they did, to anyone they liked, including other travellers. Interlectual seldom went beyond finding the cheapest source of Special Brew