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Ageism

Old Myths: Confronting Aging And Ageism At The Brooklyn Historical Society

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 12.16.2016 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

The Brooklyn Historical Society hosted a panel discussion on November 29, 2016 on Aging and Ageism, bringing together a distinguished panel that inclu...

The Current Moment: What's Ageism Got To Do With It?

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 12.14.2016 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

I wake these days remembering that something awful has happened. Reality assembles itself, and I feel worse. The multicultural, egalitarian, globalized society I hope to inhabit is under assault.

Where's The Diversity Amongst 50+ Fashion Models?

Jacynth Bassett | Posted 10.12.2016 | Fifty
Jacynth Bassett

For a while now I've been calling for more representation in Fashion of women past their 40s. And I'm delighted this is starting to take hold. Nicola ...

10 Compliments People Pay That Are Actually Ageist

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.03.2016 | Fifty

The road to hell is indeed paved with good intentions. As we wrote earlier this year, words can hurt, even the well-meaning ones. Studies have shown t...

Why the IMDb Ruling Is a Setback For Age Equality

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 10.03.2016 | Entertainment
Ashton Applewhite

Age denial isn't good for us, because it turns a natural attribute -- something about ourselves that we cannot change -- into something shameful.

Why Gay Men & Women Fear Aging

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 09.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

Ageism affects us all and perhaps more so for those of us who have already experienced other discrimination in our lives.

Trump, Clinton And The Ageism Crisis

Jean McCormick | Posted 09.26.2016 | Politics
Jean McCormick

I know that you both believe that age should not be an issue in your hiring by the American people in November or throughout your term. Alas, that is not an option for many older Americans.

How about Anti-Aging?

Cecilia Dintino | Posted 09.19.2016 | Fifty
Cecilia Dintino

I am 58 years old and trying hard to anti-age. The bombardment of anti-aging tips is everywhere. Dr. Oz has a site devoted to them, Christiane North...

Ex-Apple Engineer Rejected For Genius Bar Job Adds Fuel To Ageism Debate

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.14.2016 | Technology

JK Scheinberg has quite the resume. He was one of the Apple engineers instrumental in moving the Mac to Intel processors. But when he tried to re-ente...

Isabella Rossellini's Comments On Hollywood Ageism Should Call Us To Action

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.23.2016 | Women
Christine Stoddard

Getting there will involve broadening standards of beauty, combatting ageism, and building a culture that looks beyond superficial and transient nature of our looks. We must insist that media and corporations catch up with these practices and we can do that by wisely allocating our clicks and dollars.

Mom And Dad Are Better With Technology Than You Think, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.12.2016 | Fifty

Forget the stereotype of older people fumbling around with smartphones and not being able to find the power button on a computer. A new study says tha...

GRAY IN L.A.: What Older Women Want Advertisers To Know

Sabine Reichel | Posted 08.15.2016 | Fifty
Sabine Reichel

So what does it take to make the designers and advertisement people understand that they are losing one of the largest and wealthiest groups of consumers ever, by pretending they don't exist or are miraculously forever 21?

Sheryl Crow's #Blogher16 Appearance Proves Singer Is Still a Fascinating and Inspirational Figure

Daryl Deino | Posted 08.11.2016 | Entertainment
Daryl Deino

Once Sheryl hit the stage, my disappointment was replaced with happiness and inspiration. Although I really wanted to see her speak about being a victim of misogyny in the music industry, Sheryl wasn't there to portray a victim; she was there to celebrate her tenth anniversary as a breast cancer survivor.

This Is Why It Takes Guts To Turn 60-Years-Old

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Bette Davis once said, in her classic no-nonsense way, 'Old age ain't no place for sissies.' She even had a sofa pillow embroidered with the quote for all her guests to see. Having just turned 60 myself, I'm beginning to believe wholeheartedly that Bette was spot-on with her message.

I Got Botox for my Babymama

Kathleen Dennehy | Posted 08.11.2016 | Women
Kathleen Dennehy

Dear Reader: This is the backstory of This Old Mom, and happened in 2012. Clarification: Babymama is NOT my biological mother, but a birth mother we...

Kathy Griffin On The Most Annoying Thing About Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.04.2016 | Fifty

Dear Hollywood big bosses, Kathy Griffin has a message for you. “Hollywood is behind the curve on women’s issues and on who their audience is,” ...

Dear Hollywood, I May Be Invisible To You, But I'm Very Real

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.27.2017 | Fifty

I am not any one of “The Golden Girls.” I am neither Grace nor Frankie. I may have a touch of OITNB’s Red, although I haven’t murdered anyone ...

A 40-Year-Old Woman Has A No. 1 Hit For The First Time In 16 Years

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.26.2016 | Entertainment

Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” has hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 ― but there’s another reason to hit the dance floor besides that. With her Cari...

Reflections On A Composer's First Opera

New England Conservatory | Posted 07.25.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

Opera is a fabulous teaching tool, but I don't identify with the fluffy, fantasy, or historic driven plots of many of the most popular operas. I appreciate it in its many forms, but not in this work.

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.

Age Takes Center Stage Around The Brexit Vote--Not In A Good Way

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Ashton Applewhite

In anxious times, we look for scapegoats. But blaming the Brexit on old people is more than reductionist and misinformed. It obscures the origin of the underlying discontents in global capitalism, which profits by pitting us against each other.

Why This Closeted 'Old' Person Finally Decided To Reveal Her Age

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 07.12.2016 | Fifty
Margery Leveen Sher

In 1974, I cut my hair which had been hippie-style long, parted in the middle, and sometimes embellished with a tie-dyed scarf hovering over my eyebrows. I was going on a job interview to be the Executive Director for a non-profit. It didn't bother me that I lacked any experience whatsoever.

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.

The Surprising Way Your Name Can Give Away Your Age

Lori Day | Posted 06.26.2016 | Fifty
Lori Day

I was born in 1963, when the most poplar girl names are now relics of history: Lisa, Mary, Susan, Karen and Linda. Not far down the list were the cutesy names like Cindy, Marci, Tracy, Stacy, and yes, Lori. They all scream, "I'm a child of the '60s! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" That is so helpful when I am submitting writing to millennial editors named Amber or Tiffany.

Invisible At Fifty

Dani Alpert | Posted 06.22.2016 | Comedy
Dani Alpert

I recently read an interview (more like a Q&A) with author, Elizabeth Gilbert, in The New York Times In Transit section. Now while I wasn't one of those readers who went insanely gaga over EAT, PRAY, LOVE, I was inspired by her latest work, BIG MAGIC.