I commented, Ms. Guzman, because I read your piece and I found it offensive that someone who claimed to be the target of racism would so easily treat another group in a dehumanizing manner. Are racism and agism apples-to-apples injustices? No, but my point was not to equate them. I was addressing the hatefulness of your writing. Your “i-was-only-kidding” treatment of middle-aged people may be funny to you, but in my opinion it’s just another brand of hate designed to cut a group of people down in order to discount them. Call me all the names you want, but I suggest you take a look in the mirror and consider that your hit piece on “cadavers” is less funny and more hateful than you’re able to admit.
As for “the issues,” guess what… the economic climate in this country sucks for just about everyone. I lived through most of the same crap you are going through now in my twenties and now I’m dealing with crap that you’ll deal with in your fifties. You get told you’re too young and inexperienced. People my age are told they’re too old and no one gives a damn about their experience. You can stop being too young. Try stopping being too old.
Hey Ellie, ever feel that special anxiety for your own job after seeing other competent and loyal coworkers who’ve put decades in booted to the curb? No, I didn’t think so. Have you seen your pension dry up and realized you don’t have another 4o years to play catch-up? Nope. Have you carried on as a professional after receiving little or no raise year-after-year as the cost of your healthcare skyrockets while your heart breaks because you know you will not be able to substantially help your kids go to college? No… I didn’t think so.
It’s ain’t all that pretty here either, sister, so don’t tell me about what I don’t understand.