There’s often a placating voice entreating both sides to engage in soul-searching, to listen more to one another and search for common ground.
The truth, we are often assured, must lie somewhere between the extremes, and perhaps there are situations where there is truth to this platitude.
The milk bar, the coffee bar and the Wimpy Bar - first introduced in 1954 - provided new courting spaces.
I am based at the University of Sussex's History Faculty, where I am studying daters' self-representational strategies from 1970 to the present, analysed in conjunction with the period's gender and technological upheavals, and the changing topography of London (where the study is based) in that time.This article focuses on the formative years of its most successful representative, the computer dating agency Dateline. The British matchmaking industry expanded sharply after 1970.This article focuses on the formative years of its most successful representative, the computer dating agency Dateline.But when one side champions a sneering, defensive hatred of women, and those on the other side, well, women, it’s not hard to see why the lines have been drawn where they are.At a certain point, you either support the normalization of misogyny, or you don’t.