The Female Gen X Midlife Crisis During a Global Pandemic
How have the women of Generation X (or Gen X for short) been sleeping during the first year of the pandemic? Not very well, says Ada Calhoun, the author of Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis.
Not that Gen X women (those born between 1965 and 1980) ever really snoozed blissfully, at least not in midlife.
Calhoun lays out her argument in her book (and in an interview with Everyday Health published in February 2020): Middle-class women who are now in their forties and fifties are depressed, overwhelmed, and feel like losers.
Do the Rich Support the Tax the Rich Campaign?
At 1 p.m. on a recent Sunday, faces and distinctive red-rose graphics began appearing in the windows of a Zoom meeting, as Pete Seeger’s “Which Side Are You On?” played in the background.
The call’s chat box filled up with names, pronouns, and affiliations, including ten different New York chapters of the Democratic Socialists of America (the rose is the group’s logo), from Buffalo to Nassau County. “Big statewide energy,” Stephanie Lemieux, from Brooklyn, wrote. The attendees were volunteers, and their mission was to phone-bank registered voters and ask if they supported taxing the rich.