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Celibacy Eras and Fisher Heads
as in "eileen"
Maggie Rogers sidestepped Ticketmaster to sell tickets in person; Timothée Chalamet is doing his own singing in the Bob Dylan biopic; and Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s rumored breakup sent distraught Swifties reeling over the weekend.
EILEEN FISHER IS BACK. HER FANS ARE YOUNGER THAN EVER, wsj
A perfect storm has gathered to become Hurricane Eileen: Young people are eager to buy responsibly made clothing; upscale Eileen Fisher alternatives like the Row and Totême are the height of fashion; and there’s a pandemic-induced, possibly permanent embrace of comfort.
WHY DO PEOPLE LOVE THIS TINY DOLL?, nyt
Sonny Angel — the name of a fictitious 2-year-old cherub designed to be a tiny companion for working women in their mid-20s dealing with the stresses of adulthood — has spurred a passionate collector base.
The attendees — mostly in their 20s and mostly female — toted the dolls in clear plastic bags from the Japanese dollar store Daiso or spread them out on blankets for others to admire and haggle over. At least one enthusiast was in search of a doll who wears bok choy as a hat.
FRUSTRATED WITH HOOKUP CULTURE, GEN Z WOMEN ARE SWEARING OFF SEX AND ENTERING THEIR 'CELIBACY ERA', insider
A growing number of Gen Z women have decided they're going to take a break from sex, an idea some are dubbing their "celibacy era." For some, it's a statement against casual sex — a middle finger to men who they feel value them only for their bodies. To others, it's a means to recover from bad hookups or bad relationships, especially if they've been layered on top of previous sexual traumas.
UK FIRMS TRY TO LURE GEN Z WORKERS WITH ‘EARLY FINISH FRIDAYS’, guardian
The trend could “breathe new life into the so-called Poets day tradition – an acronym for ‘Piss off early, tomorrow’s Saturday’ – where workers punch out by 3:30pm to begin their weekends on Friday afternoon.”
THE CONSERVATIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT IS STILL GOING STRONG—EXCEPT AT THE POLLS, vf
“They just kind of view [Democrats] as the lesser of two evils.”
The last decade has seen Republicans grow increasingly driven by evangelical politics, often in direct opposition to the views held by a growing majority of young Americans. Hardline abortion bans, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, and various morality laws—including online pornography restrictions and book bans—have overtaken the austerity politics and hawkish foreign policy that steered past iterations of the party.
One last thought (never been so relieved to see a weekend end):