Sixty years on.

Just finished Mickey Spillane’s book “The Snake” (published 1964).   Staggering attitudes towards how men and women interacted: lantern-jawed, monosyllabic Mike Hammer resisting sex before marriage while relishing Velda’s provocative repeated disrobing.   No wonder young men had such skewed attitudes towards women and even more surprising that Spillane was an active Jehovah’s Witness.

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