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Examining Ageist Attitudes

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Examining Ageist Attitudes

Becoming a more egalitarian individual in respect to age is a continual process.  It requires constant examination of all the habits, ideas, and attitudes we develop in life.  In general we learn how to behave and how to think from the people around us.  Our ...

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Working for an Incentive

When I first read of the opening for an internship with the National Youth Rights Association, I had to read the name twice. "What are Youth Rights?" I asked myself. I believe that I know at least a little about the world. I know that ...

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The results are in

My school's youth rights club recently distributed a survey in history classes to see where students currently stand on various youth rights issues. We ended up getting back 742 responses, approximately half the school. First, we attempted to recreate a recently published survey that showed ...

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Vermont’s Proposed Driving Laws are Ageist

Proposed Bills: S.0133, H.0026, H.530 The Vermont legislature is currently passing a bill that will ban hand held cell phones while driving (for teen drivers or for all drivers depending on whether the house’s version or the senate’s version passes). It will also make not ...

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Swiss canton drops voting age to 16

More good voting age news out of Europe: The governing assembly of the central Swiss canton (state) of Glarus decided Sunday to lower to 16 the age at which citizens can participate in local and cantonal elections. Despite heavy rain, the traditional open-air "Landsgemeinde" assembly ...

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18 Years Is Half My Life

Time speeds up A year represents less perceived time to someone in their 90s than it does to someone in their teens. You can see how...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Youth rights lessons from “Lord of the Flies”

The “Lord of the Flies” argument The “Lord of the Flies” argument goes like this. Let’s say I want to lower the voting age, or give...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun, And Drags When You’re Young

When I talk to people about lowering the voting age to 16 or lowering the drinking age to 18 they often say “Why the rush? Two...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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Pokemon Go Raises Awareness for Youth Rights

[caption id="attachment_8122" align="alignnone" width="780"] Photo: Niantic/Nintendo[/caption] When you say discrimination, people know what you’re talking about. There’s racial discrimination, religious discrimination, sex discrimination, and many others....

BY Alyssa Devine
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Ageism and a Bike Thief: When We Should and Shouldn’t Respect Our Elders

I recently got into an argument with a stranger who was trying to cut through my bike lock with a torch. This was in the middle...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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A Brief Overview of the Problems with Teen Brain Science

Until very recently, I thought neuroscience had put up barriers to youth rights that no argument could cross. If the teenage brain is physically incapable of...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Making Common Cause Against Ageism

I was pleased to come across this article in the Washington Post today about the struggle against ageism. The article profiled Ashton Applewhite, an author and...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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The Incentive to Be Sick: Why many young people play along with diagnosis culture

  In his book, Teen 2.0, psychologist Robert Epstein gives an account of the medical profession’s complicity in the movement to marginalize young people: “In short,...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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18 Years Is Half My Life

Time speeds up A year represents less perceived time to someone in their 90s than it does to someone in their teens. You can see how...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Youth rights lessons from “Lord of the Flies”

The “Lord of the Flies” argument The “Lord of the Flies” argument goes like this. Let’s say I want to lower the voting age, or give...

BY Sebastian Barajas
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Time Flies When You’re Having Fun, And Drags When You’re Young

When I talk to people about lowering the voting age to 16 or lowering the drinking age to 18 they often say “Why the rush? Two...

BY Alex Koroknay-Palicz
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