If you feel scandalized by sex and pop culture this week, consider this: It was 41 years ago that Marlo Thomas and her friends put out an album called “Free to Be . . . You and Me.” GenXers probably still know most of it by heart: an earnest crusade against gender stereotypes, which argued that girls could be doctors and boys should tap into their sensitive sides.
I downloaded it recently, for nostalgia’s sake, and tried to play it for my 9-year-old. She wasn’t interested. She’s more into Miley Cyrus.