Ageism Is Forcing Older Workers Out Of The Job Market
According to a University of Chicago study… “the pandemic has derailed the finances and careers of individuals of all ages” and wreaked havoc on older people—particularly those who are 50 years of age and older.
The Forgotten History of the Radical ‘Elders of the Tribe’
The Gray Panthers staged rowdy protests against ageism and found common cause with young activists on everything from health care to racial justice. What can they teach us today? — The New York Times
Linking Old-Age Justice and Racial Justice, Then and Now
“The pandemic has revealed the vulnerabilities of older Americans, and not exclusively those living in veterans’ or nursing homes or assisted living.” — Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB)
Coming of Age in Aging America
What will it mean for us all to grow up, live and age in a society where half the citizens are over the age of 50? Never in human history has this been our reality. And it’s not just Americans. Europe, China, Japan — we are an aging globe. It’s new & it’s not temporary this is a permanent historic transformation.
“How Coronavirus Exposes the Way We Regard Aging and Seniors” — Greek Reporter
“How Ads do a Terrible Job Portraying Older Adults” —next avenue
(be sure to check out the video at the bottom of the story showing an example of ageist portrayal in an e-trade ad)
Articles / Research
Aging in Culture, The Geronologist
Against Ageism: It’s time to stop treating senior citizens as a burden — by Sharon Butala, The Walrus
Should Youth Come First in Coronavirus Care? — Paula Span, The New York Times
If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.
This article was, in part, a reaction to the essay “On Being an Elder in the Pandemic” by Larry R. Churchill. It was posted on the Hastings Center (a non-profit which considers bioethics) forum. It’s worthwhile reading the comments — most of them do not agree with his life view.
This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Agism, Ashton Applewhite (also a website/blog that addresses ageism—Applewhite is an advocate for a new vision of aging and her website is a valuable resource)
Ending Ageism or How Not to Shoot Old People, Margaret Morganroth Gullette, 2017, Rutgers University Press (addresses ageism as the next cultural movement of our time)