Not too long ago, a young woman wrote an article in a publication devoted to social justice.
She was writing about something that I care quite a bit about and write about sometimes myself.
I think it would be more than fair to say my generation had much to do with raising the issue to public attention.
I was out marching in the streets to raise awareness before this young woman was born.
Yet, as a rhetorical device between every paragraph, she wrote, “OK Boomer.”
The clear implication was that my generation in toto is responsible for the problem she was writing about.
I came away feeling offended rather than educated by her story.
I replied to tell her that and she was kind enough to not take great offense, but I’m still not quite sure she realizes what she did wrong by over-generalizing.
I think many people don’t see agism and even when it’s staring them in the face.