The youth of yesterday

Worried about the youth of today?

The Mazengarb report  was at least as worried about the youth of yesterday. The Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and adolescents, chaired by Oswald Mazengarb released its report 55 years ago today:

The Mazengarb inquiry into ‘juvenile delinquency’ blamed the perceived promiscuity of the nation’s youth on the absence from home of working mothers, the easy availability of contraceptives, and on young women who enticed men into having sex.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

One Response to The youth of yesterday

  1. gravedodger says:

    OMG I was there and I missed it. Mind you I wasn’t any where near the Hutt Valley and where I was, we were too busy with the contribution to the family economy, playing sport and following the trails of good fun and self entertainment to do any delinquency. Maybe the parents didn’t see it that way.

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