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Ageism

6 Things That Got Better After I Went Gray

Robin Korth | Posted 08.29.2014 | Fifty
Robin Korth

What's wrong with looking my age? I am almost sixty. I don't want to be a younger woman. I love my spirit and my body. I love this age I am in now--one of growing wisdom and longer-lived knowing. So, why do I need to color my hair to a younger woman's shade? This was not about anyone else. It was only about me.

Finding My Voice (and Using It) to End Sexual Violence

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Erin McKelle

As much as people may want to deny it, young people are driving the sexual assault prevention and feminist movements forward. They are the catalysts.

Working Out at the (Implicit) Fitness Center

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.12.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Negative caricatures of aging are far too prevalent in our culture -- and they are harmful. Simply telling people to think positively about aging doesn't work, because the mind is very good at thwarting such explicit lessons. There may, however, be a more subtle way to mitigate the deleterious effects of such caricatures.

Aging Boomers: Is 50 Really the New 30?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.08.2014 | Fifty
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

How do we venerate age? How do we talk about death, dying, and grief? How do we comfort the bereaved? How do we honor the memories and legacies of loved ones?

Kim Bellware

12 Images That Remind Everyone Women Are The Bosses Of Their Bodies

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women

Women around the world represent a rich mosaic of experiences and expressions, but the one belief that unifies the sisterhood: Don't you dare tell a w...

Is This Washington Post Ad Ageist?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

The Washington Post has removed the portion of its online job advertisement for a social media editor that listed among its job requirements the 'ability to explain to those twice your age what Reddit or Snapchat or Whisper or Fark is.' Many thought the ad was ageist.

Another Candidate Is Taking Heat For Being Too Old To Lead

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

Yet another politician was attacked for his post-retirement age instead of his stance on issues this week. The Colorado Observer thrust the age qu...

Why I Came Out Of The 'Good-Girl' Closet At 50

Erica Jagger | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

There's an extra layer of shame to being told you're an old slut. A young woman's "sluttiness" can be excused in part because she hasn't lived long enough to buy into social mores, and she's too hormonal to delay gratification. But an older woman who admits that she likes erotic pleasure without all the packaging? That's not just slutty, apparently, it's freakish.

The Secret Weapon of Success in the Google 'Internship' Movie

Christine Crandell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Christine Crandell

Under the humor lies the dark reality of the struggle facing a large percentage of 50-somethings.

Healing Ageism in the LGBT Community

Jesse Brune | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Jesse Brune

They've been there, they've done that and they've survived to tell us about it. So why aren't we listening?

Getting Older...And Better!: Debunking The Myth Of Aging

Marlo Thomas | Posted 07.29.2014 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

Who was it who once said, "Youth is full of pleasure, age is full of care?" Ah, yes, that would be William Shakespeare (who, incidentally, died just three days short of his 52nd birthday -- which was considered quite old at the time).

On Mars, Who's in Charge?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

One sign we're on our way not just to visit, but to colonize, Mars is that people are talking about what sort of governance the first settlers will implement and adhere to.

Study Finds Perceived Age Discrimination Worse For Health Than Perceived Racism And Sexism

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty

People who believe they've suffered age or weight discrimination actually have poorer health than victims of racism and sexism, a new study has found....

Ageism Raises Its Techie Head

Chuck Nyren | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

PR Guru and Forbes Columnist Peter Himler offers a good-natured rant about ageism in the tech world: 20 New Yorkers Over 50 Who Get I.T. ... We laug...

The Dirtiest Word You Can Hear In Corporate America

Arlene Schindler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

Reorg: one of the dirtiest words in corporate lingo. Reorg implies streamlining, something good for everyone but in reality it leaves workers over the age of 50 out in the cold and jobless -- just ask most of my friends.

Ageism -- Another Dumb "Ism"

Ellen Snortland | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Snortland

My worth, or any other woman's relevance, should not be based on how "hot" we are -- what I call the Breedability Quotient or BQ -- unless we subscribe to that disempowering social view that young is superior. We should honor older women; not disgrace them.

The Face Police

Larry Womack | Posted 06.24.2014 | Media
Larry Womack

Please repeat after me: it is never OK to publicly say an unkind thing about another human being's face. If you want women in Hollywood to stop getting plastic surgery, maybe you should just stop saying negative things about their appearance, period.

It Takes a Community to Disrupt

Christina Vuleta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Christina Vuleta

My earliest memory is being asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Without hesitation, I answered, "Princess," with a capital P. This had everything to do with wanting people to do my bidding and nothing to do with wanting a pink dress.

Start Feeling Your Age?

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty
Malcolm Boyd

Growing older possesses many deep, often mysterious meanings. I wonder: is there a particular moment of truth?

Stanford Opens School For Retirees Who Don't Think A Career Ends At 50

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.04.2014 | Fifty

In the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is changing the conversation about career trajectories and opening a new school specifically for o...

Why I'm Giving Father Time And 'Age Appropriate' The Finger

Paula Mangin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Fifty
Paula Mangin

As I sit on the bus in my striped fur Yves Salomon jacket, leggings with the knees ripped out, shod in bright red Bernhard Willhelm sandals and a smirk, I'm happily giving father time the finger, at least today. Ladies, I hope you all do the same.

Age Is So Much More than Just a Number!

Robin Korth | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

With age come wisdom, courage, humility, compassion, patience and heart-healing laughter. We have earned every line on our faces because they reflect the passions of willing hearts and souls that have done some real living and are so much the richer for it.

Yagana Shah

These Real-Life Badass Grandmas Will Make Your Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty

Forget the stereotype of sweet little grandmas who spend their days knitting in rocking chairs and living in fear of having their purses stolen. G...

Is It CosmeticSurgery-Shaming -- or Ageism?

Lea Lane | Posted 05.04.2014 | Fifty
Lea Lane

Yes, it can be appalling to see people aging ungracefully, even desperately. And duck lips and smooth but unmovable faces can look disturbing. But what I find even more appalling is ageism. The dread of losing youth and looks, projected into disgust with those who try to fight it.

Turns Out Dems Love Hillary: Now Can We Leave Bill's Privates Alone?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Hillary Clinton has proven she's profoundly qualified to run for president, both physically and politically, and as a woman-of-a-certain-age myself, I find the discussion of age as it relates to her ability to do anything patently offensive.