Is this ageist? I often use shortcuts from “Generation theory” (Silent Gen, Baby Boomer, GenX, Millennial, GenZ, Gen Alpha) when talking about apparent characteristics of large groups of people based upon when they were born. I don’t hold them as solid absolute categories but I use them as “shortcuts”. I first heard of it growing up. Hated it when it was wrong and hated it even more when it was right. Yet I’ve found myself using it more and more through the years. I don’t use it for negative purposes. I don’t disparage generations (except my own which I feel I have a right to) and yet I can’t help but shake this nagging suspicion that I’m participating in ageism simply by using generation theory. Your thoughts?

Is this ageist?
 

They have *some* freedom of the press and freedom of assembly but often that’s only true when tested in court. Since kids can’t usually get lawyers for themselves, it’s not often tested except with the help of adult advocates. So when minors’ free speech and/or free assembly is violated, the abuse continues. internet is one of the best places for freedom of press and freedom of assembly.

They have *some* freedom [read full article]

 

I don’t hate him. I want whoever is President to be successful at being a President. Despite a lot of help around him to clean up his poopy messes, he’s failing miserably, although the elimination of one after another of his campaign promises ever coming to fruition gives me hope that maybe he’ll start being a President. “Fuck it, guess I’ll act like a President now”. That’ll be better. Less embarrassing.

I don’t hate him. [read full article]