Susan Weikel Morrison wrote about "The not-so-good ol' days" 50 years ago for women (letter Oct. 27).
As a 17-year-old male 50 years ago, I had to register for the military draft. At age 20, I was drafted. At 17, my twin sister decided to be a housewife and has been happily married for 50 years. My girl friend at 17 was signing up for college. By the time I left the military with a 100% disability and married to her, she had graduated. Boys my age, too young to vote, were sent to war by male voters and also by female voters safe from war -- 58,212 males and eight American females were killed in the Vietnam War.
Ms. Weikel Morrison is correct, advertising for jobs were in different sections of the paper for men, and women were paid less for "different" not "equal" jobs. Male death rates in the workplace were and still are 93% of the deaths. And while it's true as, Ms. Weikel Morrison says, some women were taught to chase men who could provide well, she also should see that the pressure is on men to provide fully for a family, not on women.