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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 04.23.2015 | 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 04.18.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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 03.30.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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.

King Lear and the Silver Tsunami

Brendan Hare | Posted 03.26.2015 | Fifty
Brendan Hare

One of the great pains of aging comes when you discover how much time you wasted being wrong. One of its greatest pleasures may follow this -- when you see there's still time to change.

Antonio Banderas Says Society's Double Standard Of Aging Is 'Ridiculous'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

Antonio Banderas says society, not just Hollywood, is to blame for the unfair pressures put on women today to maintain their youthful sex appeal. ...

Ageism and Its End

Brendan Hare | Posted 03.20.2015 | 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.

What It's Really Like To Be Best Friends With Madonna

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment

The world has known Madonna as the Queen of Pop for decades, but few have the intimate understanding of the music icon that Debi Mazar does. The actre...

Twiggy, 65, On Why She's Not Hanging Up Her Leather Pants Any Time Soon

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty

She may be in her 60s, but fashion icon and designer Twiggy says she won't be hanging up the leather pants any time soon. "I refuse to say women o...

Comedian Catches Internet Scammers In The Act With Grandma And Grandpa Impression

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.03.2015 | Comedy

Ever been on the receiving end of an alarming pop-up message telling you there are viruses on your computer -- and that you should call a toll-free nu...

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 ...

What Is Your Story - and Is It Holding You Back?

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

The gloss of our public rendition allows us to hide from the real truths that have shaped our journey. By the same token, we can color the way we forever view our own journey by the way we choose to frame the story about any given experience.

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.

Looking for Work Over 50 - Knocking Down Obstacles

Joe Seldner | Posted 04.12.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

Looking for work can be one of life's truly daunting experiences. Looking for work when you're older can be a particularly distasteful, even humiliating, exercise.

Madonna, Annie Lennox and 'Acting Your Age'

Keo Nozari | Posted 04.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Keo Nozari

Annie Lennox and Madonna have different paths. BOTH of these remarkable, self-empowered ladies' paths are valid. And we can honor and respect the choices each of the these women have made for themselves.

I Am Not Just a Statistic; I Am a Nielsen Family.

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.07.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

You've probably noticed a surge in ratings for Saved By The Bell: The College Years. This is because I am a Nielsen household. Yes, it's true.

Your Journey 'Into the Woods' of Self-Discovery

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Midlifers have much to learn from the wisdom of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's wonderful allegorical odyssey. Enjoy the alluring music, terrific acting, and fabulous costumes, and see what you can learn about your own personal Woods in the process.