Can you partake in the beauty industry — makeup, tutorials, magazines, and the oppressive standards they impose — and still feel good about your self-worth?
Obviously, now from my elder perch, I realize it’s best to withhold judgment, especially contempt for actions that bring personal joy at life stages you haven’t reached yet. (Though I’m still not married and get cranky that women are taking their husband’s last names more so than twenty years ago.)
When men’s dating preferences were observed, the age of women they expressed interest in never (never!) deviated from the early 20s.
There’s a saying that if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. But what happens when something or someone does change — especially if that person’s a woman?
The fact that your opinions are subject to change doesn’t make them invalid as they exist now. Image: Thinkstock.
I'm 23 years old, I don’t want children, and every elder who discovers this feels compelled to tell me how wrong I am about my own feelings.
[CN: ageism, sexism] What kind of screwed-up culture do we live in where young girls are considered to be sexual beings, but women over 40 are “too old” to be desirable?
Put simply, his platform directly addresses conditions millennials have struggled with all their lives, offering immediate change, rather than gradual proposals.
It’s a well-documented fact that a majority of Democrats under 30 support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. From the earliest races in the primary, he led with this demographic by huge margins, and shocked many with his emphatic popularity among millennial women, whom the Clinton campaign was understandably banking on.
The age-based pattern has remained fixed: around age 35, each generation of women has watched their male peers outstrip them in pay and promotion.
Riding the image of the youthful Ivy League dropout, Silicon Valley is biased toward the young, even though hard data suggests youth doesn't have the ineffable "innovation" everyone is chasing.
Oh, Hollywood. Will you you ever learn?