I doubt cultural standards have really changed, because the term is a nebulous one. It's more likely that glasses have become more rosier for some as they look backward. These same questions were asked 20 years ago. They were asked 30 years ago. They were asked 100 years ago. Hell, Plato was asking these questions.
Culture changes. Measuring standards change depending upon who is doing the measuring.
I tried to make a deal with the Devil, once. Turns out I didn't have anything he wanted.
You will never find a more welcome hive of love and humility.