Well, if we are going to get all sweeping and interpretative, we may as well read about Generation X men and what that’s all about here.
Kind of makes me want to value my own ways of talking in umbrella ways. They have their place.
‘Course, what isn’t in the umbrella? Race? Do indigenous X men feel like this, have they lived this? Immigrant X Men? Queer fellas? What is masculinity theory doing about the whole gender/biological sex distinction? Is it still right to talk about ‘masculinities’ as meaning men? (Ok, this has probably been thrashed out already and my reading needs to catch up).
Look. The generational cliches are limiting and kind of overdone, and useful. I know I feel the resentment towards Boomers big time, and like the conversation between Y and Boomies is going on over my head. So there is some resonance here with my lived experience.