When the Truth Isn’t Told

Mike Males is a sociologist and author whose writing has deeply influenced a lot of radical, committed youth workers, myself included. As my own analysis has opened up I’ve continued reading Males, primarily because he keeps digging further into the psyche of adultism in America today. His writing is powerful, as he continuously drills intoContinue reading “When the Truth Isn’t Told”

Not Adultism – Corporal Punishment

Spanking, slapping, smacking, pulling ears, pinching, shaking…Hitting with rulers, belts, wooden spoons, extension cords, slippers, hairbrushes, pins, sticks, whips, rubber hoses, flyswatters, wire hangers, stones, bats, canes, or paddles… Being forced to stand for a long period; hold an uncomfortable position; stand motionless; kneel on rice, corn, floor grates, pencils or stones; retain body wastes;Continue reading “Not Adultism – Corporal Punishment”

Bow Wow’s Internalized Adultism

I don’t like to speak to pop culture too often, but every now and then I turn on CNN.com in the morning for background noise. In the following video from CNN.com rapper Bow Wow, age 21, is promoting young people voting and the significance of these elections to young people today. My beef is thatContinue reading “Bow Wow’s Internalized Adultism”