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179: Myths About Youth, By Mike Males (Article – Circa 2001)

I found an irresistible book in a used book store called Everything You Know Is Wrong. It was a compilation of articles by alternative media journalists, revisionist historians, and social commentators, which included a piece by Mike Males entitled "Myths About Youth." Since I could not find this article on the web, I decided to share it here. Topics include teen violence, teen drug use, teen suicide, teen sex, the anti-youth agendas of special interests...and the inevitable crackdowns. Look Closer: Mike Males Articles http://home.earthlink.net/~mmales/ Trashing Teens: Psychologist Robert Epstein argues in a provocative book, "The Case Against Adolescence," that teens are far more competent than we assume http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200703/trashing-teens $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need ...

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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 http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1224 The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen (Robert Epstein) http://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Adolescence-Rediscovering-Adult/dp/188495670X AGAINST ...

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