A poverty-stricken student reaches the end of her financial resources and writes home, appealing for money. If we were so rude as to open her letter (or if we were to receive it!), what would we find? What sort of letter would it be? How would she persuade her parents to hand over the cash? What sort of techniques would she employ?
Since its beginnings in a Greenwich Village bar in 1969, the gay liberation movement has snowballed into a social force which is changing the basic values and structures of our society, from the family right through to state institutions. For example, legislation pending in the United States Congress proposes to fully legitimise homosexuality as a sanctioned alternative lifestyle.