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.