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February 20, 2003

Book Blurb

NOTE: Imagine that you're reading this on the back cover of the book.

YOUTH LIBERATION: Fighting Adults' Abuse of Power

"I have lived a great deal among grown-ups. I have seen them intimately, close at hand. And that hasn't much improved my opinion of them."
–Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince.

While many minors are treated well, experiences of being disrespected simply for being young are also widespread – especially among teens. Adults claim near absolute power for guiding, controlling, and correcting their children. This leaves enormous room for abuse of power – from making petty demands to inflicting physical pain. Adults are unlikely to voluntarily limit their own powers; change must be demanded by youth themselves. "Youth Liberation" is teen-led activism: by youth, for youth, against adult oppression.

In this book:

  • Youth Liberation basics
  • How adults mistreat youth
  • "Adultism" defined – the oppression of young people
  • How adultism is built into society's institutions
  • How adults can be allies to Youth Liberation

February 20, 2003

Posted by Sven at February 20, 2003 05:53 PM