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…it is time to normalize drug counterculture in society

When we hear the phrase “dropping acid,” we immediately think of the counterculture essentials: flower print, Volkswagen buses and religiously-doled-out peace signs. In light of the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement, anti-establishment culture promoted several progressive ideologies, including environmentalism, feminism, gay liberation and even psychoactive drug experimentation. 

Considered forms of radicalism at the time, environmentalism and feminism are more readily accepted today. Emerging scientific and sociological evidence, such as climate change and the gender wage gap respectively, substantiate these movements. We do not even associate these developments with the 1960s counterculture anymore — they are just progressivism. 

Original Article (Daily Trojan):
The Eck’s Factor: It is time to normalize drug counterculture in society
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