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The Hidden Rules of Bigotry

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Do people, regardless of their own race and religion and age, have favored (and disfavored) groups that they do not publicly -- or consciously -- proclaim?

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We can see concepts and issues of oppression as a wheel with each of the separate spokes representing the numerous forms, which continually trample over the rights and the very lives of individuals and entire groups of people.

Older

Jason Stuart | Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty
Jason Stuart

I challenge the media to start the conversation with and about people over 40. We have the money to spend. Make us use it! Let's let them know we want to go to the movies, see great theater, buy songs, read books and watch comedy in the clubs!

Air(Brush) Apparent

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.16.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

"I have a problem with the cover. She looks so young! It's like we're showing favoritism." It was at this point, dear reader, that the whistle was deployed.

The Perks of Being an Older Entrepreneur

John Dearborn | Posted 10.06.2012 | Small Business
John Dearborn

When it comes to a startup's success, being able to contribute experience and insight is almost as valuable as a unique idea or substantive funding.

Older And More Diverse: America's Multicultural Future Is Approaching Fast, But Are We Ready?

David E. Thigpen | Posted 09.24.2012 | San Francisco
David E. Thigpen

Elders are revered for their experience and wisdom in many cultures around the globe, but here in America where our civic, media and business cultures worship at the fountain of youth, elders are seen in quite a different light.

Ageism and Heterosexism in Hollywood

Brooke Lewis | Posted 07.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Brooke Lewis

Steven shared a few stories with me, and I was surprised by how often he actually deals with heterosexism in the entertainment industry. It seems as though he deals with it almost as much as I and my actress friends deal with ageism and sexism on the casting couch!

Why We Lie About Our Age

Robert Levithan | Posted 04.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Most of us will not suffer harm if we are honest about our sexuality or our age. We do, however, suffer psychically, from constant denial of the truth about who or what we.

Is 50 Really the New 15?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

As someone well into my fifties, the popular aphorism "50 is the new 15" makes me laugh. Who are we kidding? Sure, being 50 today means something different than it did for our parents. But 50 is simply the "new 50!"

Treat the Patient, Not the Age

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Respect should always be part of the any treatment, and when a person is treated solely on the basis of antiquated "age-thinking," there is a problem.

Age: Truth In Numbers

Renata Helfman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Renata Helfman

So is this where cougars, short term marriages, early mid-llfe crises and, most of all, an illusion that the years are something to be ashamed of come into play?

Gender And Aging: Challenging The Double Standard

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Where does this leave the woman "of a certain age?" In a bit of a quandary, to be sure; society has two attitudes on aging: one for men and one for women. Men are "allowed" to age and women are not.