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By Shannon Clarke

Early into a recent panel discussion at Massey College, in Toronto, Globe and Mail reporter Elizabeth Renzetti read from “Under 30” an old column of hers. In it, she defends her generation, the Gen Xers, from the stereotypes attached to them: unmotivated, spoiled and self-absorbed. “What is never acknowledged is that there might be some material basis for youthful discontent,” she wrote in the early ’90s. 

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Shannon Clarke is a fourth-year journalism student at Ryerson University and features editor at Shameless Magazine.