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Age Discrimination

Former Saks Waitresses Claim They Were Fired for 'Getting Old'

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty

Five former female servers at two Saks’ cafes claimed in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Federal Court that they were let go because they were “not a...

This Is One Of The Final Frontiers Of Discrimination

Kari Henley | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty
Kari Henley

The next time you catch yourself using some sort of ageist adjective on yourself or others, try to catch yourself. Ask yourself where that came from, and what purpose it serves. Ageism is the final frontier of discrimination and limiting paradigms.

What We Should Call Older People Instead Of 'Seniors'

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 06.29.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

I shouldn't admit this given that someone in my line of work knows better, but this morning when I came across an organization called the National Senior Games Association (NSGA), the image that immediately came to mind was that of frail and hunched over men and women shuffling mightily.

Social Experiment Reminds Us All Just How Terrible Ageism Can Be

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.16.2016 | Fifty

"You're just not exactly what we're looking for," might be a phrase you'd expect to hear at a job interview, not at the corner food truck. Age discri...

Over 50? Where The Candidates Stand On Issues That Matter To You

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.16.2016 | Fifty

Voters age 50 and older are expected to turn out in force in this, the mother of all presidential elections. We offer this guide on what the three pre...

How Queen Mimi Defies Age Bias

Julie Gray | Posted 04.25.2016 | Fifty
Julie Gray

Kevin Smith, bless his heart, recently shared a Facebook update in which he was absolutely incredulous that "Marty and Patti" from Oklahoma, a "pair o...

Woman Dresses As 90-Year-Old For A Day, Has Shocking Revelation

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.21.2016 | Fifty

Ageism isn't something we usually think about until we're a target of it ourselves as we get older. To find out exactly how differently society treats...

Current Politics and the "McCrory"

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

North Carolina's governor Pat McCrory has repeatedly used a form of political dishonesty that lacks a well-recognized label. Lacking such a label, this tactic often goes unnoticed and unaddressed. To remedy this, I suggest a precise and well-earned label: a "McCrory."

McCrory and House Bill 2

Harold Lloyd | Posted 04.02.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

After Gov. McCrory hastily signed it, North Carolina's House Bill 2 has received considerable news coverage because of the message it sends to the LGBT community and to those who care about them. Surprisingly, however, there seems much less talk about the way the legislation targets the rest of the state as well.

Job Seekers Suffer Ageism If They Display 'Older' Characteristics

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.28.2016 | Fifty

Age stereotypes can strongly affect people’s choices about who to hire, according to new research published in the Journal of Social Issues. The Uni...

Watch What Happens When Hidden Cameras Record Reactions To Overt Ageism

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.03.2016 | Fifty

This powerful video, created by AARP, makes a brutal point about ageism in our society. AARP set up a hidden camera to capture people’s reactions to...

10 Microagressions Older People Will Recognize Immediately

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.03.2015 | Fifty

Complaints about microaggressions -- the small everyday slights (intended or otherwise) that harbor an underlying attitude of racism, sexism or homoph...

Put Behind The Medical 8-Ball Because I'm Over 50

Jennifer Connolly | Posted 11.30.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Connolly

I tripped and had a bad fall at the end of May. Sadly, I was given a wrong diagnosis by an emergency room doctor. The x-ray showed no break so she sent me home with Advil and told me to rest, I'd be fine.

Should Even Tech Companies Strive For Age Diversity?

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

Of course companies should strive for age diversity, 'even in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.' Make that especially in a field as innovation-crazy as tech.

Where Are All The Old People In Silicon Valley?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty

I was joking with Steven Levy, 64, editor-in-chief at Medium.com's Backchannel, about forming a club. We are both the oldest people in our respective ...

What You Don't Know About Aging Could Kill You

Hippo Reads | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Hippo Reads

Aging is rarely talked about, even though it happens to all of us, every day. Even people who are 70 or 80 don't really think of themselves as aging. Why is it that we're so reluctant to talk about aging and the needs of aging adults? Why do we ignore and cast aside the older adults in our lives?

The Golden Girls Retirement Plan: Oh Rose, Where Did Our (Pension) Funds Go?

David Rae | Posted 07.15.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Second in a series. Major intellectuals, foremost philosophers and all my friends at the Abbey agree that most financial (or indeed life) issues can be explained in terms of the "The Golden Girls." In this episode Rose Nylund, played by the inimitable Betty White, faces a double whammy.

The Brutal Job Search Reality For Older People Seeking Work

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty

Compared to younger job-seekers, older adults receive fewer job offers, search for work weeks longer and are less likely to find re-employment after l...

Why 'Young' Has No Place In A Job Description

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2016 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I just unfriended someone on Facebook who, in looking to hire an intern, specified that applicants needed to be 'young' and 'good with websites.' The poster also said the job could lead to 'indefinate' employment.

Don't Have a Mid-Life Crisis, Have a Second Bounce

High50 | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
High50

Buying a Porsche, dating a much younger woman and becoming a MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra, or cycling fanatic) might be the stereotypical symptoms of a male mid-life crisis, but in fact men approach their 40s, 50s and beyond with a more positive approach than women.

Ageism and Its End

Brendan Hare | Posted 05.19.2015 | Fifty
Brendan Hare

The term "ageism" is an abstraction. It strains to capture a varied and complex phenomenon. As used here, ageism comprises systematic neglect, segregation, isolation, and bigotry. Like other prejudices, it works by constructing artificial barriers.

New Spanish Bar Only Hires Waiters Over 50

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.03.2015 | Fifty

When you walk into a trendy new bar, you might expect to see inexperienced servers and a hip, youthful atmosphere. But when you walk into Barcelona's ...

The Thorn In The Side Of Women Over 70

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

The term "Ageism" was first identified and defined by Robert Butler in 1969 as "prejudice and discrimination toward elderly people." We women in our 70s encounter ageism at every turn, subtle or blatant, recognized as such or not.

FACE IT: Pining For The Age of Agelessness

Michele Willens | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Michele Willens

What if actresses could stop shaving years as regularly as they do their legs? What if the only numbers that mattered on our resumes referred to how long we stayed at one place? What if we could love without worrying about the birth dates of potential partners?

Why Companies Should Fight To Keep Older Workers Instead Of Pushing Them Out

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.02.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

You know how dogs do that stiff-legged resistance thing when you try to drag them through the door to see the vet? Well, older workers are apparently doing the same when it comes to retirement. They are digging in and not budging, much to the chagrin of companies that would like to be rid of them and their higher salaries.