Thank you for this, Laci Green
As someone who’s been writing — accurate and trauma-informed queer and poly BDSM and erotica featuring people of color — since I was 12, I’m sick of this false-equivalence attitude that young=dumb as shit.
To the New York Times, a point of order:
When "academic" is the standard, and not even equally so, you buy into the idea that actual experience, the disabled, the traumatized, the neurodivergent, and autodidacts don't have value and can't possibly know what they're talking about. Just remember who built your favored universities so that you can get that fancy PhD.