Sexism, racism and most other -isms involve prejudices against ‘others.’ In ageism, we actually discriminate against ourselves, and assign less value to our own lives. And it’s not right, says Ashton Applewhite. The author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism discusses the insidious nature of ageism in the Baby Boomer generation, and what we can do to combat it.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- Why and how our culture discriminates against people who are older.
- How you might be internalizing ageist attitudes, and how to begin to overcome them.
- How Mick Jagger’s face became the brunt of an ageist joke.
For more from Ashton Applewhite, view her TED Talk here.