By Hilde Kate Lysiak
Orange Street News
There is an unspoken menace facing those of us under fifteen years old.
No, it’s not disgustingly low expectations. Or lice (which sucks).
I call it youthism.
You haven’t heard of youthism?
Youthism is the discrimination against a human being for no other reason than being young.
I recently had a first hand experience with youthism while shopping for Christmas presents for my sisters in my downtown. I was at a local Antique shop looking through some CD’s when I felt a bony hand on my shoulder. I turned around to see a kind looking old lady.
“Excuse me dear, but is you Mommy or Daddy with you?”
My face turned bright red with anger.
I knew where this was going.
There was a lot of things I wanted to say.