Author: Ashton Applewhite

November 30, 2019

In the Blogosphere: Is This Ageist?

Is it ageist to think that the rape of a 73-year-old woman is more awful than the rape of a young woman?

February 1, 2018

Let’s Get Intergenerational

As the population of Americans over age 65 swells, we have to create and support initiatives that join the generations. Here’s why.

December 16, 2016

This Moment in History: What’s Ageism Got to Do with It?

With so much at stake for so many people, should ageism move to the back of the line?

July 5, 2013

Asking for Age on Online Dating Sites is Discriminatory

Asking for age is a no-no in job applications. So why is it the first question that dating sites ask? Read on.

March 29, 2013

Is It Ageist to Assume Older People Are More Conservative?

There’s a tendency to characterize conservatives on social issues like gay marriage as “old”? Ashton Applewhite weighs in.

February 22, 2013

Is the Betty White Show Ageist?

Is “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” condescending? Just bad TV? A rare TV representation of older people holding their own?

February 1, 2013

Are Age Categories Ageist?

As geriatricians put it, “If you’ve seen one 80-year-old, you’ve seen ONE 80-year-old.”

November 23, 2012

Is This Doctor Being Ageist?

Is it ageist for a doctor to prescribe routine procedures based on age rather than on physical condition?

October 26, 2012

Is it Ageist to Assume an Older Renter Won’t Have Wild Parties?

Is it ageist for a person to rent their place on the basis of age, even if the choice of tenant favors an older person?