I think this (changing views on csa) and other instances like this commit a fallacy of logic. Your examples demonstrate this very well.
What I mean is that some folks see human culture as linear as time itself...that current society is subject to chaos theory...as in "things were perfect at one time"----garden of Eden or whatever....and we continue to lose order to the point we're left with a lack or morality and creeping depravity that gets worse with each generation. Of course that's bunk. Humanity has alrady carried the good and bad...it just manifests itself differently with subsequent generations.
If you have seen "The Shining"...there is the point where the phantom bartender Grady says to Jack, "You have always been here..." Evil has always been with us...but tolerance for it evolves...
You take a walk and you try to understand
Nothing can hurt you
Unless you want it to... R.E.M./Pylon "Crazy"
My Story: Cruel Summer