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Essay talk:A postmodern clusterfuck

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I'm going to quibble with your claim that the dominant age group includes 20-year-olds. In fact, I'd argue that age privilege peaks starting at 25 or so. While pop culture may deify 20-year-olds as the most attractive, in most other spheres, it's common for people between 20-25 to be written off as dumb college kids, or fresh-out-of-college-and-without-"real"-world-experience. (And I realize my own bias in my point, which entirely ignores the huge number of people who don't go to college at that age.) But, it wouldn't be the kyriarchy if privilege and positions of dominance didn't constantly shift depending on context, now, would it?  :-) Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 05:52, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

You're probably right, but I wanted to be as general as possible, so I only created four main classes: children, "adults," the middle aged, and the elderly. Blue Talk 19:29, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
I think notions of "ageism" vary from society to society. In modern Western capitalist societies, without job security, it is true that the middle aged often face difficulties that younger adults don't. But I have some doubts the same would be true in say Saudi Arabia. Even in our society, if you looked at the very elite of the elite (heads of states and governments, CEOs of major corporations, billionaires, etc.) the average age is much nearer to middle aged. (((Zack Martin))) 05:39, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Pity you decided to delete it[edit]

It was indeed a "clusterfuck", but contained some interesting ideas nonetheless. (((Zack Martin))) 05:35, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Well thanks, but though it may have been a clusterfuck, it wasn't really postmodern for my liking. Blue Talk 06:15, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
What is postmodern anyway? I once decided to find out, so I borrowed all these books on the topic from the university library. And I read them all. And I'm still not exactly sure what it is all about. I'm even left with this inkling suspicion it isn't about anything at all. (((Zack Martin))) 06:33, 17 June 2012 (UTC)