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This post was published more than 14 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 14 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 14 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

An amazing revelation from today’s Independent:

They enjoy quiet nights at home and view their parents as friends. Welcome to the world of today’s “mild child” teenagers.

It turns out that not all teenagers are binge-drinking antisocial idiots, but that the vast majority are normal, reasonable human beings.

Perhaps someone should tell the Daily Mail (current top story on their website: Posh and Becks fail to smile whilst strolling through St Mark’s Sqaure surrounded by paparazzi), who prefer quotes like “Teenagers [posess] pea-sized brains”, “Teenagers are mentally challenged” and “Oral sex drive for teenagers”. That’s when they’re not talking about teenage pregnancy, and simultaneously criticising those who have abortions and those who don’t, and thus become teenage parents. And they say Labour has no coherent policies on anything.

This 559th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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Comments and responses

Comment from lol


by lol

Comment posted at 14:34 on 31st July 2005.

LOLROFLLMAO FUNNY STUFF


Comment from laura


by laura

Comment posted at 11:55 on 8th July 2008.

i’m 14 and fed up of the stereotypes that have been stamped upon us.

at leastsome people now realise it’s the minority bringing down the majority


Comment from Zoeh


by Zoeh

Comment posted at 16:08 on 29th August 2008.

Hiiyah agian, im 16 and was iin care most my years, being in care you get alot of sterotyping for being a yahooligiin but the only reason i was put in care was because my mother didnt want me as i had started smoking and drinking. I hate people hu sterotype…

LoveYa’z
xxxx


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