The article is about how as our capitalistic society grew in america it made it easier for homosexual people to "come out". As the United States economy and industry grew the structures of families changed and marriage was not as much of a necessity as it was in prior years. This change in the society allowed for homosexuals and women to earn a wage equal to a family wage in the past and therefore allowed them to be independent of one another. After WWII, women had to go back to their domestic roles. They had already, during the war, been able to be independent from men. Thus, after the war was over the women felt as if they should be independent of the men still. Prostitution, was the "working class" for women and gave them an opportunity to be totally independent and able to survive on their own. Laws, didn't allow prostitution but our capitalistic society would say that anything that makes money and can support a person is good for society.
Do you think that capitalism is to blame for the changing society values? If so, do you think that capitalism is wrong? If no, what other benefits has capitalism provided for us today?