genme (genme) wrote,

op-ed response to Howe and Strauss

Some of you might have seen an op-ed in the LA Times ("Will the real GenY please stand up?") questioning my take on the generation of people born after 1980. Although the op-ed did not question the narcissism study's results, it brought up a number of other trends (e.g., pregnancy, alcohol use, voting). However, these trends have little or nothing to do with narcissism.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press, which reprinted the "Gen Y" op-ed on March 5, published my response to it today:

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/editorial/16935966.htm

If you're interested in hearing a verbal debate on these issues, go here for a podcast from Minnesota Public Radio:

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/03/07/midmorning2

(This is what my husband decided to call my "steel cage match.")
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