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Ageism

Are You Ever Too Old To Look After Your Own Grandkids?

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.23.2015 | Fifty

We recently heard about two UK grandparents who claimed social services wouldn't allow them to adopt their granddaughter because of their age. Echo Ne...

How Theatre Helped Me Embrace My Age

Dey Young | Posted 07.18.2015 | Fifty
Dey Young

It is because of my age and experience that I have the wisdom in how to direct and contain my energy more productively. It's a shame that the film industry and most industries see women in their 50s as too old when really it is our best decade.

Why We Need The Hashtag #AgingMatters

Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Isn't it about time we reimagined what being old is? We can start with who we call 'elderly,' and maybe we could stop assuming that every 66-year-old is going to retire the very moment they reached full retirement age.

This Is What's Wrong With Women On TV

Toria Sheffield | Posted 07.10.2015 | Entertainment
Toria Sheffield

I recently started watching the NBC summer crime drama Aquarius. It's admittedly not the best show in the world, but I'm a big David Duchovny fan and it's definitely entertaining enough to binge watch on Hulu on a lazy summer Sunday.

What 'Magic Mike' Does For Mature Women

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.10.2015 | Fifty

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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...

Helen Mirren Drops F-Bomb When Calling Out Hollywood's Ageism

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty

We've come to know that Dame Helen Mirren is not afraid to speak her mind ... and one surefire way to get her riled up is to talk about the double sta...

5 Myths About Hiring Youth Over Experience

Pamela Lutrell | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Lutrell

I quit my job. That's right. At age 61, almost 62, I quit ... with real hopes I can begin again. The past 16 years have been amazing, teaching and inspiring high school students to love journalism as much as I do. But, things change ... schools change directions and it is time to move forward.

Madonna, Ageism and Sexism

Kyle McMahon | Posted 06.04.2015 | Entertainment
Kyle McMahon

Too many people forget that Madonna, the most successful solo artist in history, has paved the way for so many artists, both male and female. With her outspoken opinions, her sometimes shocking but always thought provoking performances and her pure determination, she's broken down barriers on women, pop stars, homosexuals, race, religion, business and everything in between.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, 37, Told She's 'Too Old' To Play Love Interest Of 55-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.21.2015 | Entertainment

Apparently, a 37-year-old actress is not young enough to play the romantic interest of a 55-year-old actor. Maggie Gyllenhaal discussed ageism and...

This Photographer Pretended To Be An Old Woman, And Learned This

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty

As we get older we may find ourselves searching for things that help us stay young -- whether it's hair dye to cover grays, creams promising a youthfu...

Isabella Rossellini Says She Doesn't Understand Society's 'Attention On Youth'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty

Despite the pressure to stay young in Hollywood, actress Isabella Rossellini says she's completely happy with what she sees in the mirror every day. ...

Lauren Duca

Hollywood Ageism Is Getting Old

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment

Marta Kauffman was at lunch with the head of Skydance Productions when she found out that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin were interested in wo...

Priscilla Frank

Artists Who Explore The Beauty Of The Aging Body

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.24.2015 | Arts

Wrinkles, lines, scars, spots. There are many ways time leaves its mark on the human body. Mainstream culture typically dreads the aging pro...

Age and Disability: Know Your Rights

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Jeb Harrison

Where does that leave the battle-worn boomers that are still tasked with bringing home the bacon? Have the first forty, fifty, sixty years of life left you with scars that might qualify as disabilities, and if so, will it help or hurt your chances for gainful employment? Will claiming a disability make it easier to keep the job you already have?

Meryl Streep's Awesome Move To Fight Ageism In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty

This week, the ever-cool Meryl Streep revealed she would help fund a screenwriting lab specifically for women over 40. The lab will be overseen by...

Why I'm Unsubscribing From Ageism in the Gay Community

David Vaughn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Gay Voices
David Vaughn

Almost every time I go out in the gayborhood, I experience some form of ageism. Age shouldn't matter -- because it doesn't. It's the 21st century, and the only things truly dated about us are our idealisms.

Calling Hillary Clinton Old On Twitter Isn't Cool, But It Is Working In Her Favor

Bustle | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Bustle

This is entirely about the former Secretary of State's looks, which means it is entirely about tying her worth back to her sexuality, rather than her work. And until recently, we were a culture that uniformly portrayed older women as asexual, which meant they were invisible.

8 Things Young Female Professionals Are Sick To Death Of Hearing

Cecily Trowbridge | Posted 06.13.2015 | Women
Cecily Trowbridge

I should not have to work twice as hard as any male or elder in my position would in order to prove my worth. I should not feel the desperate need to grapple for job stability because I happen to have a '90s birthday and breasts.

The Age of Stupid

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Alexia Amvrazi

For me, the way out is to remain very much connected to the word at large, but to also have created my own rainbow colored bubble, that I can happily step into at will and enjoy the true beauty of life beyond idiotic ideologies propagated by corporations and institutions that prey on our vulnerabilities in order to keep cashing in. Is that good enough?

11 Tweets That Sum Up The Everyday Ageism And Sexism Older Women Face

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty

Sexism is a harsh reality many women face, whether in the form of catcalling on the sidewalk or sexual harassment in the workplace. And, as women age,...

DISPATCH: Goddesses Never Age With Dr. Christiane Northrup

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Miriam Ava

Turning today's ageist culture on its head, Dr. Christiane Northrup offers a new portal of understanding of what it means to move through time and space without declining in health or joy.

Madonna Says Not Much Has Changed For Women Over The Last 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.06.2015 | Entertainment

Twenty five years ago, Madonna covered Cosmopolitan's 25th anniversary issue. Fast forward to today, the blond bombshell is back on the cover for the ...

12 Headlines We'd Read if Madonna Were an Older Man

David Toussaint | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
David Toussaint

Madonna gets a lot of heat for behaving in a way many believe is inappropriate for a woman over 50. Men who are also "of a certain age" often behave in rebel fashion, but are usually lauded for their actions.

Aging While Female Is Not Your Worst Nightmare

Lori Day | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Lori Day

If not for the mirrors in my house, I would be very confused about what changed and why. Young women, you'll experience this too, some day. You'll catch your reflection and your breath at the same time and be abruptly reminded that your exterior no longer matches how you feel inside, and that it now undermines the power of your voice, the voice that took decades to build up.