Sunday, March 26, 2006

From gender to age

Originally uploaded by Adnan Yahya.
I have been ranting lately on gender. Time to move on: age.

I enjoy greatly the blog of the Helsinki city politics journalist Jarmo Huhtanen of Helsingin Sanomat. He had managed to upset the leader of the social democrat group by pointing out that their youngest council member is 36, youngest committee chair is 58 and average age of the council group is 54.

The leader of the social democrats, Maija Anttila, blaims Huhtanen for "age racism". Anttila writes:"I think it is unfair to evaluate a group only based on age in political life when that is not what matters but actions."

Sometimes I just can't believe these people.

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