I was there. Only punks and juvenile delinquents thought like this. Young ladies were taught how to properly respect themselves and the young men who approached them. If she said no or not interested, it was no big deal. Young men were taught to treat young women with respect and were attracted to admirable qualities and behaviors. When I met a girl I liked, I knew we were both on the same page. It either went further or it didn’t. We were taught to avoid women with low moral standards. It was not a game, it was a series of facts usually passed on by mom and dad, and mom and dad were usually good role models and teachers. After all, they went through it. They got it. They didn’t need anything further. And respect for parents (I’m not referring to abuse) was a lot higher. If mom said, “Young lady. I’m not letting you out of the house dressed like that,” you changed into something a bit more appropriate. The end. Good grooming and dress was taught to young men. You didn’t have to wear fancy clothes but you did look presentable - for everybody. Neat and clean. Although owning a leather jacket was a thing for some guys, I just wore regular jackets. And if her dad said, “I want her home by 10,” you said, “Yes, sir.”
The so-called Women’s Liberation Movement was designed to destroy all this. Now, young people have no clue what dating means, aside from those who came from families who stuck to the faith and high standards and passed them on. I talked to one lady who drank the kool-aid and came back to the Church. I’m not sure why she felt comfortable telling me this but she once believed that because men took advantage of women in the past that women should now take advantage of men regarding sex. It took one abortion at the abortion clinic we were praying in front of to make her realize that what total strangers told her was the wrong way to go. 100% wrong. Later, I was introduced to her daughter who was sweet and happy.
I grew up in Detroit. Back when neighbors knew neighbors and Church teaching was lived out on a daily basis. Going to Church was not just an obligation but part of a relationship with God. White or black, our families were similar as far as upbringing and attitudes.