The type of young person that magazine writers come across most frequently are magazine interns. Because the media industry is high-status, but, at least early on, very low pay in a very expensive city, it attracts a lot of rich kids. Entitled, arrogant, spoiled, preening — those are the alleged signature traits of Millennials, as diagnosed by countless magazine writers. Those traits curiously align perfectly with the signature traits of a rich kid. Have you seen your intern on Rich Kids of Instagram? If so, he or she is probably not the best guide to crafting the composite personality of a generation that fought three wars for you.
A woman from the audience asks: ‘Why were there so few women among the Beat writers?’ and [Gregory] Corso, suddenly utterly serious, leans forward and says: “There were women, they were there, I knew them, their families put them in institutions, they were given electric shock. In the ’50s if you were male you could be a rebel, but if you were female your families had you locked up.
i’ve seen talk and confusion regarding this post
~management didn’t “make” him cross it out
it wasn’t crossed out so as to avoid having people think he was gay
it was crossed out because using that word as an insult is Not Okay
and given the context, with the other words on the sign all being insults, it was clearly being used as an insult
it’s unfortunate that it even needed to happen in the first place just as it’s unfortunate that we still live in a world where people think it’s okay to use the word “gay” as an insult
because it’s not, not in the slightest, even when it’s in a “joking” manner
he (or whoever it was that crossed it out if it wasn’t him) did the best thing that could have been done given the situation and it’s refreshing to see that kind of awareness and it makes me proud