Tags » Ageism

No Where to Go But Up

I’m a boomer and I’m married to one. Our birth years fall before and after the peak year 1957, when 4.3 million baby boomers were born. 1,048 more words

Nonfiction

My started late, stop-start writing "career"

I’ve enjoyed these tweets from different writers who’ve shared their stories of not being straight out of the cradle when their writing received recognition.  Here are a few of them: 1,100 more words

Creative Writing

An Open Letter to Taylor Swift

I know this message will probably get me nowhere, but I am going to try anyway.I have been going to live concerts since I was 12 years old. 690 more words

Maybe she’s born with it…or maybe she’s just given it at birth - nameism ageism.

There were just two of us in the waiting room at the dentist. The Dental Nurse walked to where we were sat and lowered her face to the old lady who was sat opposite me and said “Jean R*****” and then I stood up.  747 more words

Ageism in Our Aging Society -- Why Should We Care?

Our population is aging, with birthday celebrations for those reaching their 80s, 90s, and even beyond now commonplace. We applaud those reaching these longevity milestones and marvel at the medical and public health advances propelling these feats. 746 more words

Politics

Relativity

Relativity

by Ginger Keller Gannaway

While I  was observing a student teacher last month, one kid in class stated, “I hate those old teachers,” and another voice added, “They shouldn’t let them keep teaching.” A kind kid noticed my old self in the back of the room and apologetically added, “Just the ones with grey hairs, ya know.” 386 more words

Imperfection

Why Can't Old People Understand Computers?! Ageism Frustration

So, my mom came up to me earlier today with her iPhone in hand, looking to me to guide her in this journey of understanding Facebook. 524 more words

Internet