Discuss a current social movement that you think could be defined as a counter culture movement.Discuss a current social movement that you think could be defined as a counter culture movement.

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One way to define a counterculture is to say that it is a movement that goes against the values of the mainstream society.  Using this definition, I would say that the religious homeschool movement is one that could be seen as a counterculture.

People who homeschool their children for religious reasons are generally doing so because of what they see as the secular and immoral values of our society as a whole.  They do not want their kids exposed to the secular ways and to (for example) the sexualized clothing and behaviors that can be found in many public schools.  They want a more traditional and Christian setting for their kids.

Because they are trying to buck the social trends, I would describe this movement as a counterculture.

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