Matt Honan has a tumblr and he has written about how Generation X doesn’t want to hear it. [via lis_sy_ on twitter]
It was this paragraph that struck me in particular:
In fairness, Generation X could use a better spokesperson. Barack Obama is just a little too senior to count among its own, and it has debts older than Mark Zuckerberg. Generation X hasn’t had a real voice since
Kurt Cobain blew his brains out, Tupac was murdered, Jeff Mangum went crazy, David Foster Wallace hung himself, Jeff Buckley drowned, River Phoenix overdosed, Elliott Smith stabbed himself (twice) in the heart,Axl got fat.
[paragraph as written in linked article]
I really don’t care that Axl got fat, he’s still got that voice and that hair, and hey I don’t look like I did when he was skinny and I was 16 either. I wouldn’t kick him out of bed, unless he was nasty to the cat. But it made me wonder, who would be the feminist Gen Xer to put in that list? Remembering that it is American centric, who is the out there spokeswoman who should be in that list?