The Geriatric Generation: Why Are So Many of Our Elected Officials Above The Age of Retirement?
Tag: Gen Z
The new HBO show White Lotus has seen huge success among Gen Z. However, one character sparked a lot of opinion and controversy.
Portia is a character played by Haley Lu Richardson in season 2 of White Lotus. Portia’s outfits and costumes were the main controversy especially among Gen Z. People described her clothes as messy, bad taste, too trendy and not trendy enough at the same time. Portia’s outfits and the controversy around it say a lot about Gen Z Culture.
Yesterday was election day, marking the last day to vote in the 2022 U.S. Midterm elections. As voting has drawn to a close, ballots are being counted and tallied and many of the results are in. One candidate in particular has made history not only for the state of Florida but for an entire generation of people. Maxwell Alejandro Frost made history by becoming the first member of Gen Z to get elected into the House of Representatives. He won Florida’s 10th Congressional District, becoming the first member of the current youngest voting-aged generation to serve in the U.S. Congress, marking a turning point in U.S. politics. Frost reclaimed the Orlando-based seat for the Democrat party, from former Democratic Representative, Val Demings. The new Congressman conquered the Republican candidate, Calvin Wimbish, with a 19% point lead.
Members of Gen-Z (Americans under 26) have come of age during Donald Trump’s presidency and a pandemic, in an era with uprisings over police brutality and a fight for reproductive rights, rising economic inequality and frequent school shootings. This generation is calling for many changes, but many have lost faith in the political system and politicians themselves since nothing is being done. This is why it is important to prioritize these issues instead of simply just “choosing a political side” when it comes to midterm voting this year.
Following the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in mid-September, furious and impassioned protests erupted in dozens of Iranian cities. On September 16, Amini was arrested by the infamous Iranian “morality police” — Guidance Patrol — for allegedly “improperly” wearing her hijab. She died two days later in their custody, with bruises on her face and body.