Moral Panics Come and Go. Sex Bracelet Hysteria Is Forever.

When the popularity of colored jelly bracelets led to a bizarre moral panic, it demonstrated more about adults than the kids wearing them.

By the spring, a Fox News segment cautioned that “kids today may be trading sex acts like we traded baseball cards.” On Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer cautioned parents to ask their children to leave the room before she delivered her report. School bans spread and spread.

Source: The Ringer
Published: Jul 29, 2022
Length: 12 minutes (3,000 words)
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