How have the growth of permissiveness, changes in the status of women, and the emergence of modern terrorism influenced Western society during the last thirty years?  Which has had the deepest impact, and why

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The question could be reversed: How have changes in Society maniifested themselves in Feminism, Permissiveness, and Terrorism? These are results of the universally most critical change:  communication.  The leaps of technology and electronics have accelerated these usually gradual changes and thereby made them more visible and more global.  Women's rights,...

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The question could be reversed: How have changes in Society maniifested themselves in Feminism, Permissiveness, and Terrorism? These are results of the universally most critical change:  communication.  The leaps of technology and electronics have accelerated these usually gradual changes and thereby made them more visible and more global.  Women's rights, for example, have become central in Western objections to Muslim religious rule, and the ubiquitous electronic telephone has fueled the communication of unrest in the Arab Spring movements.  So-called Western society, historically slow and logical in its development (assimilation of languages, arts, etc.), has in the past thirty years, been forced to assimilate all other societies (Eastern, African, etc.) and the results have been chaotic at times.  Terrorism has been a response to massive weapon superiority of the West; women's right are the natural conclusion to democratic thinking; "permissiveness" is relative, but speaks to the free enterprise's respect for innovation.

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