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New “OK Boomer” book tries to heal generational rift between Millennials and Boomers

OK Boomer; Jill Filipovic
OK Boomer; Jill Filipovic

Ok Boomer, Let’s Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind by Jill Filipovic Photos illustration by Salon/Atria/One Signal Publishers/Gary He

Last fall, the meme “ok Boomer” hit the internet like a bomb, due in no small part to a provocative New York Times article about the meme that was guaranteed to play on the notoriously fragile egos of the Me Generation. The dismissive turn of phrase, Taylor Lorenz wrote, is used “to reply to cringey YouTube videos, Donald Trump tweets, and basically any person over 30 who says something condescending about young people.”

The reaction was

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Vietnam’s millennials on condoms, consent

Huong has had two abortions in two years.

No one had ever talked to her about sex: not her parents, not her teachers — and her friends knew as little as she did.

“I was terrified when I found out I was pregnant…I think if we had been told about safe sex, we would not have fallen into this trap,” the 20-year-old explains.

She is not alone. A lack of sex education at home or in school in Vietnam, has resulted in some relying on abortion as a form of birth control, experts say.

Talking about sex is “sort of

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