Yes. Having children is a moral obligation to God/society/family/etc.
No, they are free not to have children. They don't have to answer to anybody
Not if they have reproductive problems.
Yes, even if they have reproductive problems. They can adopt, you know.
They should get a medal for lowering world population.
I don't know.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
The 50's were a little before my time, but I suspect there is some truth in that society was more conformist, and it was a period of high optimism in spite of the Cold War and when I was in the early grades - duck and cover drills....as if hiding under a wooden desk would protect us from the A-Bomb! But, a lot of the talk is stereotype, just as the social upheavals portrayed in movies and TV shows of the 60's did not invade everyone's lives like they were portrayed in media. In the late 60's, a lot of issues like nuclear war, overpopulation, pollution and environmental collapse, were often mentioned in mainstream media, but there was still a great deal of optimism during those times that's missing today.1950's culture was pretty socially repressive. Behind closed doors, Stepford wives were swallow pills by the fist full, while their husbands preferred hitting the bottle. The social mob that descended on you was far more extreme if you stepped outside the lines.
I think people today expect to be taken as they are, and that wasn't the case in the 50's. So if you're judging who is a friend by more stringent criteria, it stands to reason you might have fewer of them.
Incidentally, this might be part of why the West is finally coming around to properly loving animals, which, by the way, happens in lots of cultures with virtually no technological isolation at all: they always take you as you are.
Why should our nastiness be the baggage of an apish past and our kindness uniquely human? Why should we not seek continuity with other animals for our "noble" traits as well?
Stephen J. Gould