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Why do so many men assume young women don’t ‘get’ culture?

Last weekend, I was wearing my favourite novelty tee – a Taylor Swift shirt parodying the cover of Sonic Youth’s 1990 album, Goo, combining my love for both artists.

The shirt always sparks conversations, and I was discussing it with a passer-by wearing a similar shirt with a picture of Sonic the Hedgehog. “Mine’s Taylor Swift,” I said.

At this, a middle-aged man walking past stopped and said, “ACTUALLY, it’s Sonic Youth.”

I laughed before I realised he wasn’t kidding.

“I know,” I replied. “Oh, I’m sure you do,” he drawled condescendingly.

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