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April 13, 2015

LEGO Fights Ageism Part 2: The Golden Girls

  Things keep getting better and better (or older and older) at LEGO. We reported earlier on The Justice League set of female justices (read about that here). Now it…

August 25, 2013

Linky Sunday: Ageism Brit-style, Apple vs. ‘Droid, Obamacre & Medicare…

It’s Linky Sunday – put on the coffee and prepare your cursor :) We’ve gathered up some of the week’s best stories from around the web. When a compliment isn’t…

February 14, 2013

Planet Talk: Writer-Activist Ashton Applewhite

…on the basis of age, it’s ageism, and there’s tremendous ageism against kids. How do we guard against it? The fundamental answer is generational integration. There’s a term that’s becoming…

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…

April 30, 2015

Planet Talk Live: Ashton Applewhite

…and push back on ageism – all of us, together. Why’s that so hard? Because, she says, we’ve internalized our culture’s fear and loathing; we’ve let ageism get under our…

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…

April 26, 2015

A major new report on “cognitive aging” and more from the week online

…octogenarian runners and asked what keeps them going – meet them and read their stories here. Meryl Streep’s move to fight ageism Meryl Streep has made no secret of her…

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…

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,…

December 31, 2013

The 30 Most Popular Reads of the Year on Senior Planet

In 2013, Senior Planet published more than 500 posts on a range of topics, from tech to health and ageism to senior sex. Here are the 30 that you –…

May 11, 2015

Older Women’s Voices, Loud and Clear

…on Twitter to explore the intersection between sexism and ageism. The online event, which was organized by Britain’s Everyday Sexism Project, asked women around the world to highlight, in 140…

July 7, 2014

Portraits From an Aging Pandemic

…As more people have access to treatment around the world, people are aging with the virus. Unfortunately ageism happens around the world. And that’s one of the things that came…

May 12, 2017

Why You Should Watch Season 3 of “Grace and Frankie”

…long. Ageism exposed? You bet. The women’s continued attempts to get their vibrator business off the ground provides plenty of material for an ongoing string of sex-and-aging jokes, most of…

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,…

February 11, 2019

Hey, Millennials, walk a mile in our shoes

We’ve all encountered ageism, both subtle and obvious; luckily there’s a groundswell of activism and conscious raising about it that’s vital to combat it. As ageism activist and blogger Ashton…