Sometimes we trip over our labels in newspapers, television, and the blogosphere…
On the blog we’ve addressed many stereotypes (both lighthearted and pessimistic) that often come with our generation’s “millennial” label. One of the more popular characterizations attached to our group is that we’re politically inactive. Interestingly, there’s a new organization called Our Time that is trying to unify millennials as a lobbying force AARP style to address issues like student loans, employment, and young entrepreneurship. Check out the link to find out more.
As our blogger Emily has pointed out, you don’t have to be ashamed of being a “cat lady.” You should flaunt it proudly, no matter your age. The person who drove this car obviously agrees with her…
As this New York Times article points out, many prospective college students struggle over which race to identify with during the admissions office. For these students, checking a box doesn’t represent their identity and they are often torn between what they feel they are and what they think they should say. Denise mentioned this briefly on the blog in her own “hapa” post.
Editor (Grammar Snob)
Life in Labels blogger Lauren is an editor from 9-5 each day and a grammar snob 24/7 (That’s a compliment, Lauren!). The perfectionism she brings to the English language reminds us of the “Alot” monster from one of our favorite blogs, Hyperbole and a Half.
We’ve had two very different posts related to Catholicism (found here and here). Just recently an interesting blog has surfaced called The Catholic Onion which will certainly amuse you if you have any sort of background knowledge in Catholicism. Headlines include “Priest leaves Mass Early to Get Whole Doughnut, Beat Traffic” and “Pope John Paul II Still the Anti-Christ, Evangelical Right Insists.”