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Old 14 January 2014, 04:57 PM
Magdalene Magdalene is offline
 
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Default Attitudes in old TV shows and movies that surprise you

I'm home from work today, and I have an episode of "The Big Valley" on. Audra (Linda Evans) was the victim of an attempted rape, and her mother shot the perpetrator. (Apparently whom had been a friend of a family.)

Later on, Audra is blaming herself, saying she'd been flirting and smiling, and her mother states it was not her fault, it was a fault of the man in question.

I checked the run date of the episode--1965. This struck me as a forward-thinking attitude for that time, especially considering victim-blaming still happens now.

Any attitudes/thoughts in older TV shows/movies that strike Snopesters as very forward for the time period the show was actually *filmed*?

Magdalene
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