Ageism

Disney Is Slowly Embracing Feminism and Ethnic Diversity... Now What About Ageism?

Kate Milner | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Milner

Occasionally, a mother will survive childbirth and middle age to attend their daughter's wedding but these characters have fairly minimal parts - see the interchangeable queens in Sleeping Beauty and Tangled who just stand around looking beautiful and worried. I can't ever imagine a Disney film where a 30 year old woman is the main character.

Put It Away, Madonna: We Like Our Older Women Invisible And Devoid Of Sexuality

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

In the 80s and 90s, Madonna established herself as an unapologetically strong, female role model. She pushed the boundaries of sexuality and femininity to become the ultimate sex symbol and global superstar. Now, she's expected to revoke all that, because society can't handle it when women age. We like our older women invisible and devoid of sexuality.

Punished for Your Age

Beth Britton | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

How we move the agenda beyond seeing a person through the prism of their age is something that I fear will be a long hard road to tread. Older people are seen by many younger people as an unnecessary drain on public resources, while at the same time many older people who want to contribute more to society are restricted from doing so by ageist policies and practices.

Those Ageist Taboos About Women, Yet Again

Claudia Spahr | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents
Claudia Spahr

Two women making the news just because they decide their age isn't a problem. Two women living the life they want to live. Because they can. And it's 2016. Not a single man makes the news when he becomes a dad after 48 ½.

Inequality and Older Age

Toby Porter | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Toby Porter

Ageism or age discrimination is arguably the last widespread, identity-based form of discrimination still to be tackled on a global scale. It perpetuates and heightens inequality, it dehumanises, and it holds us all back. Our human rights should not weaken as we age. We all hope to grow old. The 21st century will be an era of hyper longevity, so let's all come together to make our ageing world a great world to live in.

Everyday Donalds

Sadie Brown | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics
Sadie Brown

When I read about Donald Trump's recent comments regarding German supermodel, Heidi Klum, it resurfaced some frankly comical yet wildly offensive male...

Is Unconscious Bias Impacting Our War on Talent?

Lauren Davey | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK
Lauren Davey

Yes, I am 'young' compared to my peers. And I also look even younger- great for my personal life, but adds to the complexities of my professional life, as my appearance is often at odds with my responsibilities and raises eyebrows.

Helen Mirren Is Our Kind Of Style Icon For Women In Their 70s

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Style

A great style role model isn't just about the togs you wear - it also has a huge amount to do with your 'tude. And if there is one woman who has a fan...

Emma Thompson On Sexism In Hollywood: 'I Think It's Completely S*** Actually'

PA | By Kerri-Ann Roper, Press Association Entertainment Editor | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Actress Emma Thompson has spoken out about ageism and the lack of opportunities for women in the acting industry, and has revealed that “sexism and ...

Ageism at Work Is Widening the Leadership Skills Gap

Charles Elvin | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

The benefit of diverse teams is that it encourages innovation through different skills sets, and people working longer contribute to the success of the economy. Essentially over 50s are still the leaders of tomorrow.

Going Under the Knife, Yes or No? How About 'Mind Your Own Business!'

Grace Fodor | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Grace Fodor

It seems to me that we women have a problem. We *sharp intake of breath*...age. It's true. Despite all scientific research, none of us has yet found a way to stop the march of time, regardless of which potions, lotions and treatments may promise us otherwise.

The Ageing Workforce

Hannah Cottam | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Hannah Cottam

As the well documented skills gap continues to impact British businesses, many are convinced that the answer to this is to tap into the over-50 workforce.

Amanda Holden, Don't Listen to the 'Daily Mail' - You Looked Hot!

Ben Johns | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Johns

Don't listen to the Daily Mail and those 59 people who complained to OFCOM about your 'revealing' dresses. I and many others thought you looked hot. You were showing other women your age that it's fine to show some cleavage and that age should never be a barrier when it comes to fashion or anything else for that matter.

Ageism, Sexism, Activism and Jism

Darcey Garland | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Darcey Garland

I know how it feels to be young and perky and cute. I am no longer those things. Those things have been replaced by other more vital things like fearlessness and rock solid self-esteem. #Olderwomenvoices reinforced how I feel in a positive way but flagged up things I really hoped wouldn't be true.

'Countryfile' Ellie Admits 'Hot' Replacement Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘Countryfile’ presenter Ellie Harrison has admitted that she worries she’s going to be replaced in the future. SEE MORE: BBC Investigated By...

Juliet Stevenson Speaks Out on Ageism in the Acting Industry

Danny Lee Wynter | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Lee Wynter

During the interview, both on and off camera, Stevenson was a heavenly tidal of rage, enthusiasm, intelligence and common sense. In her own unique and unabashed way, her thoughts and perceptions set a precedent for the #WomenOfACertainAge campaign.

DON'T STOP ME!

Yoko Ono | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Yoko Ono

Let me be free. Let me be me! Don't make me old, with your thinking and words about how I should be. You don't have to come to my shows. I am giving tremendous energy with my voice, because that is me. Get my energy or shut up. A critic of my show I did on my 80th birthday. You wanted me to be coming in at the same time on the top of the bars with the tracks. Well, I like to syncopate my voice to come in before or after the music notes, not right on top of the tracks, you see. That's done in classical music, also. Remember? Yes.

Twiggy On Ageism In Fashion: 'Of Course You Can Wear Leather At 65'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Twiggy has made a rallying cry for women 'of a certain age' not to feel pressured into 'dressing for their age'. "I refuse to say women of certain...

Why Women Over Fifty Are Not Dead #actforchange

Danny Lee Wynter | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Lee Wynter

Unless you're Meryl the culture won't allow you to age. The opportunities available suddenly become a role-call of grannies, witches and victims of dementia.

5 Reasons I'm Loving The All-Female Ghostbusters Cast

Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Natasha Hinde

Director, Paul Feig, revealed the all-female cast for the new Ghostbusters film. And I practically whooped when I saw the tweet that confirmed his decision. If you missed it; Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon are to don proton packs and scout for ectoplasm in what will undoubtedly be a hilarious re-make of the original.

Will 2015 Be The Year Older Women Are Accepted In Film And TV?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Turn on your TV most nights and you'd be forgiven for assuming women retire from acting at the age of 40. But according to actress Jenny Agutter, o...

Veteran Journalist Slams 'Sexist And Ageist' BBC

PA | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

An award-winning and long-serving BBC journalist has accused the corporation of ageism and sexism. Veteran reporter Olenka Frenkiel turned down a gagg...

Fox News Host Says Young Women Shouldn't Vote, Cue Face Palm

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Politics is too complex for young women to understand, scrolling through Tinder is an activity more suited to our tiny minds. That's according to F...

How to Launch 'The Great Novel'... Or Not?

Richard Masefield | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Masefield

So here I am, no longer in the world of generous advances. My book will have to work quite hard to earn its keep. But at least it's out there. Amazon is criticised for undermining bookshops. But if more novels see the light of day and more readers get to read them, that surely has to be a good thing, doesn't it?

Can We Laugh at Old People? Old Age? How About Ageism Itself?

Paula Coston | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Paula Coston

"We're laughing at an ageist." Image courtesy of Shutterstock. As widely publicised, Jeremy Paxman has got himself into trouble lately. During a prac...