"Ruby Rose says she doesnt identify as female or male, after releasing a gender-bending short film"- In the past year gender identity has been definite and changeable but only by surgery. In this generation, being able to choose your gender has become a growing culture. Young people can now wake up and define themselves as whichever gender they see fit.
"Media Perpetuates Refugee Stigma"- Australia has become a very multicultural country due to refugees and immigrants. With these new additions to the nation also comes strong views for and against these people to join the community.
"Introducing Generation Z" - Generation Z are the young population now. The have never lived in a time without advanced technology. Although they are only just coming of age they are expected to be similar to Generation Y just more tech savvy. They will never know research in books because everything they need it at their fingertips.
"10 Bad Habits Gen Y Has Developed By Being Babied By Our Parents"- Generation Y were the young people throughout the noughties or 2000’s. They are remembered for their need for constant appraisal and entitlement. Generation Y are also known for relying on technology and very socially aware due to their connectedness.
"Children of the 90s: Grunge Style and Fashion"- The 1990’s gave birth to the sub-culture of young people called grunge. These teenagers and young adults were know as cynical and were usually seen wearing tartan and black clothes. Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were a few of the bands that influenced this new found culture. Long gone were the aerobics style dress and activities of the 80’s.
"TOP TEN ’80s MOVIE BULLIES"- The 80’s was an era of youths who cared more for pop culture than politics. With the creation of MTV, movies and television shows that depicted the typical ‘teenager’ doing what they would normally do, young people felt that the entertainment business spoke to them more than the political leaders of their world. It was hard to tell apart different cultures during this time apart from what music they were listening to.
"One of America's most famous feminists Gloria Steinem, 1971: CBC Archives"- The 70’s was the beginning of the feminist movement. Gloria Steinem was leading the way for women to have their say through the medium of her Ms Magazine.
"Hippies in the 60's"- The 60’s gave birth to the hippies who did not believe in such a trivial and materialistic lifestyle as previous generations. They also took part in a budding drug culture with LSD and marijuana being used sparingly by the young people who were also expressing their non-conformity through fashion.
"Elvis Presley - Hound Dog (1956")- This video is one of the first performances of Elvis Presley's song Hound Dog. Elvis and his Rock and Roll style music for white people in the fifties sparked a huge change in culture for young people. Elvis sparked much controversy for his provocative hip shaking and new style, leading the way for what was to be a generation of 'rebels.'
Recently I watched an independent documentary which directly related to this board I was to create. This film directed by Matt Wolf explores the idea and origin of "youth" and uses archived videos and audio clips from 1904 to 1945 as well as narration to exhibit the evolution of young people during this time.