Carol Dyhouse's Girl Trouble shows that women's progress has always been met with noisy, obsessive, and in hindsight often nutty fretting about girls' behavior and bodies. Feminists themselves, meanwhile, sometimes promoted moral panics in order to achieve their goals in a conservative, male-dominated milieu. Dyhouse's focus in Great Britain, but as Debbie Nathan notes in her review, variations on the panics she describes have also emanated from the United States.
Officials claim doing business is a revocable “privilege,” but many Americans see it as a right that they’ll exercise with or without licenses and permits.
Without 'Much More Aggressive Shutdowns,' The New York Times Warns, COVID-19 Could Kill 'Well Over a Million' Americans
That scenario seems highly implausible based on what we know about the epidemic.
"I’m a vegetarian and I love dogs, like Hitler. But the only thing I have in common with Hitler are the good bits!"
To the extent that the accusations against Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse get into specifics, they're pretty dubious.