Posted by Will on September 05, 2000 at 14:27:27:
In Reply to: Re: Landlord Rejected me because i was too young. Do I have legal options? posted by Kerry on September 02, 2000 at 01:59:46:
If you had been rejected because you where a woman, a flat chested woman, an ugly man or woman, or a limp wristed man, and you got upset I suppose if someone responded that you where behaving like a silly woman or nelly fagot that would be acceptable?
This person wasn't rejected because of bad credit or lack of employment they were rejected of because of age. Yes, this person has little recourse but to call them immature because they got upset over being rejected at the age of 21...is the same thing as someone blaming a woman or gay person with the sterotypes that "define" them. Why is getting upset "immature"? If this person stated they where 40 and got rejected by a 70 year old for being too young and got upset would ypu point out their immaturity?
You're blaming the VICTIM for the victimization...think about it. Everybody has a right to fight and be upset when victimized it does not imply anything. Its a fundemental human right.
by the way, 16-18 year olds have guanranteors to tell a 21 year old who earns in the high 5 figures they need a guaranteor is close to ridiculous.
I suppose this post makes me an immature 35 year old...so be it.
: You don't have any legal recourse, a landlord can reject you for all sorts of reasons, they could easily make the argument you don't have a proven credit record because of your age. How old could your credit history be anyway, at 21 years old? Why don't you offer them a guarantor?
: And your overtly aggressive way of handling the rejection may have been a huge strike against you as well. I know some rental agents who deliberately tell clients they have been rejected just to see how they respond so they don't prove to be difficult tenants. Landlords hold agents responsible for difficult tenants.
: Now these agents may be highly unmotivated to find you anything. If I can make an observation, you seemed to have over reacted and reacted in an immature way. Maybe the landlord made the right decision. I mean what if the hot water went out maybe you'd be ready for war.
: Besides, you grow out of ageism (as you put it). You don't grow out of your sex, or your race. Just accept that 21 year olds pay higher car insurance for a reason. And don't equate your one set back to sexism or racism.
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