Barely a day seems to pass without one of the “wise old men” who dominate the editorial columns writing a dubiously-researched opinion piece on how the Millennial generation is dangerously apathetic, hedonistic and lazy. The American Conservative recently published an article bemoaning the fact that over a quarter of men and women under 30 don’t bother to affiliate with any religion and are therefore, in their words, the “decadent” generation.
They’re absolutely right. By the standards of our parents, we’re all little Caligulas. And that’s our greatest strength.
As the generation with the least up-tight views on sex since the ’60s, our sexual laissez-faire is changing the way society treats both sex and identity, entirely for the better. Here’s how.