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).

Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People (Rutgers University Press, 2017) is her newest work; it pushes back against what she calls the “assaults” of the negative portrayals of aging or ageism and its effects. Have a listen here to a radio interview about ‘age shaming,” how society supports it, why it could be fatal, and what we can do about it.

Download her Declaration of Grievances from her book here.

 

 

 

 

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“Age-shaming”, what a terrible term, but so accurate for what happens to people as they age. Thank you for your work on this issue.

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