You may be saying right now, "That's a stupid question. Society is becoming pussified. Everyone's afraid of everything now."
True, we have ambulance chasers like Jack Thompson feeding off media frenzy and the fears of parents nationwide with his 'for the kids' campaign. We have schools banning tag because they're afraid of possible lawsuits. We have people banning Halloween because hey, it's just plain evil and our kids aren't allowed to have fun on evil days because it'll invoke Lucifer's Unholy Circle Scripture and unleash the furies of hell. These are the things we notice from day to day lives: people are becoming pussies. They can't go for a second without getting scared shitless about something and slapping a warning label on it or banning it outright.
But is it really all that? What if society was actually becoming not more overbearing, butless
and is actually progressing to a more laid back attitude? Turn on your TV. When I was 10, I barely saw any blood on public TV. Oh sure, some stains here and there, but nowadays we have CSI. We have... okay, I don't watch much TV anymore, but the point is we have a lot more blood, sex, and taboo stuff on public TV nowadays. And I remember when I was buying trading cards as a kid, stuff like this
was the worst thing we'd ever see; anything more was strictly forbidden and a telltale cigarette would lead to an uproar. Nowadays, we have this
. Holy shit, I never saw anything like that as a kid. That would've spawned legions of anti-violence groups. Not that Wolverine and Hulk could ever solve their problems over a nice cup of tea and a game of chess, but you never saw Hulk ripping Wolverine in half on a trading card when I was ten.