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年轻人们因为年轻而被不公平对待了吗?

Are young people discriminated against for being young?
年轻人们因为年轻而被不公平对待了吗?
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2019-09-26 21:17
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年轻人们因为年轻而被不公平对待了吗?

You'll definitely have heard of ageism but what about youngism?

你肯定已经听说过对年老人的歧视,但是什么是对年轻人的歧视呢?

Are young people discriminated against in the same way old people often are?

年轻人是否也被以同样的方式歧视,就像经常被歧视的年老人一样?

It's hard to get much stats on this and it's not a designated subject in sociology or economics but look closely and you'll see it all around us.

在这方面很难得到很多的统计数据,这并不是社会学或者经济学中的特定学科,但是仔细看,你会发现它就在我们周围。

I've felt it and experienced it on a personal level and so have many of my friends.

我在私人层面体会到了歧视并且经历了歧视,我的很多朋友也同样如此。

When I started my first job I was told by a colleague that young people don't know what real hard work looks like.

当我开始我的第一份工作的时候,我被一位同事告知,年轻人不知道真正艰难的工作是什么样的。

I was judged negatively before I'd even done any work. Even when I used to go to the shop having signs that say, “Only two schoolchildren at a time” felt like a slap in the face. We would never allow signs that say that about old people.

我甚至还没有完成我的工作,就已经得到了负面的判断。甚至当我过去去商店的时候,商店有这样的标识说明,“现在只有两个小学生在”,这个标语像是打在脸上的耳光。我们永远不会允许标语这样说年老的人。

So why is it justified when it comes to young people? And then there's youngism at a societal level.

所以为什么当标语说的是年轻人的时候便合乎情理?那么,在社会层面便有了对年轻人的歧视。

Young people are treated differently because of their age. They aren't given the same political rights and opportunities as adults.

因为年轻人的年龄,他们被区别对待。他们没有被给予和成年人相同的政治权利和机会。

While no-one is suggesting that babies should be heading to the polls, many do believe that 16 and 17-year-olds should have the right to vote as they now do in Scotland.?

没人会建议允许婴儿参与投票,然而很多人认为16-17岁的人应该拥有投票的权力,就像他们现在在苏格兰做的那样。

Young people are also treated unfairly in the workplace.?

年轻人在工作地点也受到了不公平待遇。

The minimum wage for young people is lower than adults which means young people get paid less for doing the exact same job.

年轻人的最低工资低于成年人的最低工资,这意味着完成完全相同的工作,年轻人得到的薪资更少。

Is that fair? Even in school, which is designed to help and nurture young people, they still often aren't treated with respect or taken seriously.

这公平吗?即使在学校,这个旨在帮助和培育年轻人的地方,年轻人仍旧没有得到尊重或者认真对待。

Young people get no real say over their curriculum. Schools aren't designed to empower them, they are given little practical advice to prepare them for adulthood.?

对于他们的课程,年轻人没有真正的发言权。学校不是旨在授予他们权力,他们几乎没有得到什么实际的建议来为成年做准备。

We can't expect someone to suddenly become an active citizen when they become an adult. That process must start much earlier.

我们不能期待某一个人成年的时候,突然变成一个积极的城市人。这个过程必须尽早开始。

Young people are our future but need to have the power to change their present if we want to create a better world.

如果我们想创造一个更好的世界,年轻人是我们的未来,但是他们需要改变现在的能力。

Young people have always played a significant role in shaping society. From the Edelweiss Pirates, who opposed Hitler in the 30s, to the March for our Lives protest against gun violence, there is a history of young people pushing to create change and fight for the rights of people across the world, not just in their own communities.?

在塑造社会时,年轻人一直扮演着重要的角色。从小白花海盗帮,在30年代的时候反对希特勒,到反对枪支暴力的美国禁枪行动,有很多关于年轻人的历史,他们推动改变,创造变化为全世界人民的权利奋斗,而不仅仅是他们自己的国家。

Young people today are growing up knowing that climate change is going to threaten our world. They are likely to never buy their own home, and if they go to university, they are going to leave with tens of thousands of pounds of debt without any guaranteed job.

如今的年轻人正在成长,知道气候变化将威胁我们的世界。他们可能永远不会买自己的房子,如果他们上了大学,他们将带着数万英镑的债务离开,没有任何有保障的工作。

It's young people who are going to have to solve the biggest issues we face today all while facing these challenges.

将来不得不解决我们面对的这些重大问题的是年轻人,与此同时,面对这些挑战的,也是年轻人。

It's no wonder there's a huge mental health crisis. We need to treat young people with the respect they deserve because if we don't, everyone loses out.

难怪现在有着巨大的精神健康危机。我们给予年轻人他们应得的尊重,因为如果我们不这样做的话,所有人都会出局。

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