Why Do We Talk About Millennials Like They're All Middle Class? Photo by Jake Lewis What do millennials do, exactly?
Apart from tweeting articles about millennial struggles and Netflix originals while texting their mum to say thanks for another grand transferred to their account? Maybe they're sitting around in coffee shops, thoughts swinging from frustration about the job market to their budding creative projects, until deciding to put off work until the following day. After all, they're less concerned about financial security and more interested in a fulfilling job, one their parents and teachers promised them would be waiting. What these iconic photos of 90s teens in their bedrooms can teach us about being young today. Rick V.
One of Christopher Shannon's best menswear collections was spring/summer 15 —a parade of oversized tees, windbreakers, and sweats replete with cut-and-paste pockets and roughly collaged graphics. Shannon's chief reference for the season? Photographer Adrienne Salinger's 1995 book In My Room: Teenagers in Their Bedrooms, portraits of teens inside their most personal spaces — some covered in Thrasher tears and homemade punk posters, others splashed with bold blue paint and piled high with stuffed animals.
Why Millennials Aren't Fucking. Image by Adam Mignanelli Last week, my 20-year-old cousin told my brother, friend, and me (who are all in our late 20s) about the girl he'd hung out with the night before.
He was exhausted, he said, because he'd stayed up until nearly the break of dawn with this young woman, talking about life. "So, did anything happen? " one of us asked. Nope, nothing happened. Documenting the zeitgeist of British subculture. ‘I didn't feel my photographs were important but I felt that what was happening around me was unbelievably important and exciting.
I was just amazed that we were demonised instead of celebrated’. Spanning 35 years, photographer Gavin Watson’s iconic collection provides us with one of the only photographic records of some of the least documented of British subcultures – from capturing the tattooed young men in bovver boots of the 1980s British skinhead movement, to the halcyon days of 90s rave. Tomorrow night, YOUTH CLUB, a non-profit organisation working to preserve, share and celebrate youth culture history will launch a website showcasing Watson’s unseen archive of 20,000 photos as part of their Preservation Programme.
Alongside this, the NFP has teamed up with Dalston’s Doomed Gallery to host a one-off talk and zine by Watson entitled “Time Has Creative Power”. Phone-friendly movie theaters for millennials are coming. AMC Entertainment is set to become the largest movie theater operator in the world when its proposed merger with Carmike goes through later this year, and new CEO Adam Aron has some ideas about how to grow even further — appealing more to millennials by letting them use their phones, for instance.
"When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don't ruin the movie, they hear 'please cut off your left arm above the elbow,'" Aron tells Variety. Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y’s income. The full scale of the financial rout facing millennials is revealed today in exclusive new data that points to a perfect storm of factors besetting an entire generation of young adults around the world.
A combination of debt, joblessness, globalisation, demographics and rising house prices is depressing the incomes and prospects of millions of young people across the developed world, resulting in unprecedented inequality between generations. A Guardian investigation into the prospects of millennials – those born between 1980 and the mid-90s, and often otherwise known as Generation Y – has found they are increasingly being cut out of the wealth generated in western societies.
Where 30 years ago young adults used to earn more than national averages, now in many countries they have slumped to earning as much as 20% below their average compatriot. Pensioners by comparison have seen income soar. “This is a problem we must address now urgently. Are millennials really the first generation to do worse than their parents? The English Riots of 2011: A Summer of Discontent.
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Millennials. Terminology Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe wrote about the Millennials in Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069, and they released an entire book devoted to them, titled Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation. Strauss and Howe are "widely credited with naming the Millennials" according to journalist Bruce Horovitz. In 1987, they coined the term "around the time 1982-born children were entering preschool and the media were first identifying their prospective link to the millennial year 2000". Strauss and Howe use 1982 as the Millennials' starting birth year and 2004 as the last birth year. Newsweek used the term Generation 9/11 to refer to young people who were between the ages of 10 and 20 years on 11 September 2001.
The first reference to "Generation 9/11" was made in the cover story of the November 12, 2001 issue of Newsweek. Traits William A. Political views compared to other generations Who Are Millennials. Believe that they have equal responsibility of child care Greater millennialbrand love Compared to 19% of non-millennials 46% of millennials post original photos or video online that they themselves have created Millennials value brands that enhance their lives.
New tech must serve a purpose in order be considered "cool" 40% want to participate inco-creation of products and brands 70% feel a responsibility toshare feedback with companiesafter a good or bad experience. Speaking to Millennials from Around the World About All the Debt They're in. Students in London protesting against increased tuition fees (Photo by Adam Barnett) One of the defining things about being a millennial is owing someone or some entity a large sum of money. Yes, as a generation we've been blessed with the ability to make cats famous on Instagram, but, financially, we're not doing all that well: student debt is crippling; rent takes up too much of our pay; jobs to actually earn that pay are increasingly few and far between; and the prospect of ever buying property is out of the question for many.
That millennials have it worse than any other generation is a fact that regularly makes the headlines – in fact, VICE has a very bleak column, "Generation Fucked", that keeps track of those headlines – but articles tend to analyse the situation on a macro scale, rather than looking at how the situation is affecting individuals on the ground. Photo by Lucia Florence I had no other option but to get myself into debt, otherwise I couldn't have gone to university. Millennials have it worse than any other generation, study says.
Inequality is rising between generations in Western economies, according to an investigation by the Guardian newspaper. Millennials. those born between 1980 and the mid-90s, are earning significantly less than the national average, the investigation found using data from the LIS (Luxembourg Income Study): Cross-National Data Center. “The situation is tough for young people. They were hit hard by the Great Recession, and their labour market situation has improved only little since,” Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, told the Guardian. What does the data tell us? The report highlights several key trends. This is largely a result of the real wage losses seen in Western countries, with the exception of Australia.