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Jane Fonda, Harrison Powell dish Ageism and Oscar

After years of complaints that Hollywood is no place for an ageing actor, this year’s Oscars sees a full 25 percent of its actor nods go to the over 60’s. With Glenn Close, 71, a frontrunner for Best Actress in a Leading Role (The Wife), she is joined by Viggo Mortensen, 60 (Green Book), and Willem Dafoe, 63 (At Eternity’s…

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Q&A With Margaret Gullette, Ageism Warrior

“Ageism is everywhere,” says 77-year -old cultural critic Margaret Morganroth Gullette.  “And the ageisms  go from insults that may be laughable to real assaults.” Dr. Gullette knows. A Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, Gullette has  written many well-received books, essays and articles on the subject. She’s now  internationally recognized as an age critic and theorist.…

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Listen: Ending Ageism

Margaret Morganroth Gullette is a well-known anti-agism warrior and a thoughtful and insightful thinker about aging and its issues. She is the resident scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandies University and the author of books like Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and Aged by Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2004).…

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