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Marriage Equality's Slippery Slope

In America, the definition of person has undergone several changes. There has been a sort of evolution of the definition through the last 200+ years. For those of you who may be ignorant of American history, the constitution originally defined African slaves as 3/5 of a person. 690 more words


An Open Letter to Sara Stewart of The New York Post

First of all, I am OVERJOYED to see an age/female positive piece in The NY Post regarding agism in Hollywood. I was pleasantly surprised to read your open letter, it was brilliant.   647 more words


Geriatric porn? Tom Ford's Forever Love

It’s rare to see images of older people caught in the throes of passion. That’s why I like Tom Ford’s spread Forever Love, which featured in the December 2010 edition of Vogue Paris (Ford was the guest editor). 255 more words

An Open Letter to Maggie Ghyllenhaal

“Collette, I don’t care if you have a couple drinks after work, but you have to stop crying at the bar! Did you realize Maggie Ghyllenhaal was sitting right next to you?!” 1,007 more words


No women in cinema? / Keine Frauen beim Film?


I read an article about Maggie Gyllenhaal that she didn’t get a part because she was considered to be too old. (She is 37.) The rest of the article outlined the youthism in Hollywood which is primarely distinct by women. 490 more words


Maggie Gyllenhaal: Old Maid?

There has been a lot of controversy about Maggie Gyllenhaal’s admission that she was once turned down for the part of a 55 year old man’s love interest because she was deemed “too old.” We take a look this from a different viewpoint.


Well-heeled? Media reports of Cannes footwear flap reinforce ageism

I’m sure everyone is aware of the footwear flap at the Cannes Film Festival this past week. Apparently, several women were turned away from a premiere by staff rigourously enforcing/interpreting a red carpet dress code. 428 more words