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26 January 2019 @ 07:50 pm
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Catherynne Valente replies to Bill Maher. [Twitter]
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Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on January 29th, 2019 12:13 am (UTC)
Huh. I thought it was my generation (rhymes with 'bloomer') that was obsessed with comic books and superhero movies; that invented cosplay, RPGs and fantasy/SF cons.

It was my generation also, that got the American Dream sold right out from under us. We got all kinds of shit from our elders and self-proclaimed betters, precisely because we COULDN'T afford a house and kids on one person's income, and it was supposedly all our own fault. Mothers didn't go off to work and leave their babies to the tender mercies of day-care because they were unfulfilled in the role of home-maker, but because fewer and fewer homes could afford one. My parents (born in '26) could never understand why I didn't get health insurance through my work - uh, because since the law mandated it only for full-time employees, employers stopped hiring them: thank you Ronald Reagan.

*shrugs* The rampant ageism of the Millennials is going to come around to bite them in the butt pretty soon, as they all start pushing 40 and Generation Z starts coming of age. I don't suppose they will accept their obsolescence with much grace.