June 23, 2016

Today in History: US FDA approved “The Pill” and changed the world (1960)

John RobsonResident Historian

On June 23 of 1960, the world changed when the US FDA approved “the” pill. The birth control pill. 

It played a far more important role in the upheaval of the 1960s, and the ongoing turmoil in society, in gender relations and even feminist theory than any act by government.

Politics is downstream from culture, a point to be borne in mind at all times and rarely as dramatically illustrated as by an event on June 23, 1960 that was nowhere near the front pages or TV news.

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commented 2016-06-24 09:11:46 -0400
Another major milestone in history was made today – the people of Britain voted for independence from anti-democratic European klepto-socialism – the Brexit vote won the day and the cradle of western democracy has been saved from globalist neo-feudalist rot.
commented 2016-06-24 02:29:18 -0400
and it made half our young women sluts. Sorry to say. The change has been profound!
commented 2016-06-24 02:21:56 -0400
The pill brought in no birth and no control.
commented 2016-06-23 22:15:39 -0400
Professor ROBSON
Yes I remember the news casts in 1963 about the pill , and still going on today
The pill—— related to immigration policies of today, just ask Germany or Japan —-running out of their natural born citizens and same same here in Canada
Yes the pill , drastically shaping the world
Interesting class