Afternoon Youth Beat Roundup

Not a lot from the youth media orgs today, so here’s a few mainstream articles to contemplate before dinner… or over that really late lunch.

Sexual Revolution in China? [CNN]

China is in the midst of a sexual revolution, a byproduct of rising prosperity and looser government restrictions on private life. The relaxed attitudes about sex mark a historic turnaround from the days when love and sex were denounced as bourgeois decadence, and unisex Mao suits and drab austerity were the norm.

Urban Is The New Mainstream [Advertising Age via ypulse]

What is Hipster-Hop? It’s mainstream enough for urban America, weird enough for these young hipsters. I know everyone says that hipsterism is dead, but it’s just morphing into something else.

Bonus Articles:

Religious Issue Could Cost School In Playoffs [USA Today/PrepRally]

Herzl/Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy’s boys and girls teams could be headed for a regional championship on Saturday, March 8, if they win one more game Thursday night. But the Denver school’s religious beliefs prohibit students from playing on the Jewish Sabbath between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday.

Young Superdelegates & Obama [The Politico] This one dates back to Feb 16th. It makes for a good background piece on the status of young superdelegates, shedding a little more light on an otherwise opaque political process.

Obama’s softness among the youngest of superdelegates is unusual given his popularity with young voters in general — he has captured the under-30 youth vote in all but three states so far. In a closely-divided nominating contest that might be decided by the more than 700 Democratic superdelegates, the loss of even a few could prove costly, not to mention ironic if those superdelegates came from one of Obama’s demographic strongholds.


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