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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Q&A: Ashton Applewhite on Why We Must Mobilize Against Ageism

…Manifesto Against Ageism,” which might be the book that catapults the dialogue around ageism to center stage. An unexpected bestseller on Amazon, “This Chair Rocks” is by journalist and activist…

Friday, December 16, 2016

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

…Ashton Applewhite is a journalist, anti-ageism activist and the author of “This Chair Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.” She speaks frequently about ageism and is a Next Avenue Influencer…

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Watch: Take a Stand Against Ageism

ageism to mainstream media. “Take a Stand Against Ageism” started with a screening of AARP’s biting anti-aging video and continued with speeches and a panel, both of which focused on…

Friday, March 16, 2018

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…

Monday, April 29, 2019

New Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse

Want to be part of the anti-ageism movement? Go Old School. Since its establishment last year, Old School, an online clearinghouse of anti-ageism resources, is picking up steam and gaining…

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Week the A-List Slammed Ageism (and It Made No Difference)

…of an ageism society is a lonely trip. Don’t stone me! Let me be! Love me plenty for what I am!” Ono might have fallen into the very ageism trap…

Friday, December 15, 2017

Listen: Ending Ageism

…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)….

Friday, February 15, 2019

Jane Fonda, Harrison Powell dish Ageism and Oscar

…exists. Particularly if you’re old. Ageism is the word,” says the actress whose screen character enjoys a frisky frisson with Don Johnson’s ageing lothario. Book Club’s success, she believes, is…

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Problem With Silicon Valley’s Ageism – and more from the week online

Silicone Valley’s ageism. The CIA’s first tweet (an Internet sensation!). Ruby Dee obituaries. Dancing, a joint pain remedy. And more picks….

Friday, March 13, 2015

LEGO Heroes Battle Sexism – and Ageism

…these also make a dent in ageism by exposing kids not just to smart toy women, but to smart, active older toy women? Too bad: Although the Justice League set…

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WATCH: Ashton Applewhite at TED17

…End Ageism” with a call for an anti-ageism movement to address what she defines as a global human rights issue. “I’m in. And I hope you’ll join me!” The audience…

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Older models: Empowering or Not?

…they think. Really? They are lovely girls but that are just that: girls.” —Online commenter Who woulda thought? Vogue magazine has taken a stand against ageism on the runway and…

Friday, October 23, 2015

Are Older Online Daters Ageist?

…those is ageism. Where else but online are you a number before you’re a certain smile or a sparkle in the eye? Recently, Erika — who is also a dating…

Monday, November 5, 2018

Is this the most Ageist Ad of all time?

…to help catalyze a movement to make ageism (discrimination on the basis of age) as unacceptable as any other kind of prejudice. If you have an ageism-related resource (an organization,…

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

78-Year-Old Finds Art World Fame

…video and sound installations lack aesthetic appeal, they make for it in attitude. Grandad’s art comments on ageism, racism, assisted suicide and immigration – straight from the gut. In fact,…