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Let’s End Ageism

By | 2017-10-17T16:48:24+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Issue 45: 19 Oct 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Ashton Applewhite Ageism is discrimination and stereotyping on the basis of age. We experience it anytime someone assumes we're too old for something, instead of finding out who we are and what we're capable of, or too young. Ageism cuts both ways. All -isms are socially constructed ideas—racism, sexism, homophobia—and that means we make them up, and they can change over time. [...]

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The Violence of Ageism

By | 2017-05-17T13:22:42+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Categories: Issue 25: 18 May 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Margaret Morganroth Gullette   As the entire world now knows, Dr. David Dao is the passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines Flight on April 9th by Chicago police who broke his nose, gave him a concussion and smashed two of his teeth. He may need restorative surgery. Some media have treated this as [...]