079: Youth Bashing – A Generation Ago and Beyond


Back when I was a teenager, in the mid-1990s, a myriad of politicians, reporters, experts and officials all shared a serious concern over a growing problem: me

“Today’s media portrayals of teens employ the same stereotypes once openly applied to unpopular racial and ethnic groups: violent, reckless, hypersexed, welfare-draining, obnoxious, ignorant. And like traditional stereotypes, the modern media teenager is a distorted image, derived from the dire fictions promoted by official agencies and interest groups.” -Mike Males, Bashing Youth (1994)

Bumper Music:
"Tea For the Tillerman" Cat Stevens
"Burning Bridges" The Mike Curb Congregation

Look Closer:

Bashing Youth: Media Myths About Teenagers, By Mike Males

The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen (Robert Epstein)

AGAINST SCHOOL: How public education cripples our kids, and why, By John Taylor Gatto

The Institute for Psychohistory, Lloyd deMause


The General Education Board And Friends

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