Ageism

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 30.09.2014 | 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 pr...

Is a Minister for Older People the Answer to Neglect, Loneliness and Poor Care?

Stephen Burke | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

Making life better for older people would benefit people of all ages for generations to come. Will the government rise to the challenge of our ageing population and appoint a Minister for Older People?

Five Tips for Michelle Obama's 50+

Jaki Scarcello | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jaki Scarcello

Fifty & Fabulous! Thanks Michelle for dropping the title of my book in that announcement. How about a little more free promo for a struggling author? Tuck a copy of my little pink book under your arm at your next photo shoot or carelessly toss one onto the corner of the big desk in the Oval Office. It might catch the eye of a visiting head of state.

How Older People Will Change the World

Dr Malcolm Fisk | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Malcolm Fisk

Older people are going to be the most influential force of change in our society for many years to come. Similar to the rise and impact of youth culture in the 1950s and 60s, the changing demographics of the UK will transform the places where we work and live.

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Fashionistas Provide Fabulous Inspiration For All Ages

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Six 'Fabulous Fashionistas' with the average age of 80 brought a breath of fresh air to the night's viewing, and a stunning antidote to all those bori...

The Fallen Man - A Lesson in Perseverance and Determination

Jamie Flexman | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Flexman

Sometimes we need a little reminder that we all have a ticking clock inside of us that counts down, every second of every day and if we're not careful it reach zero before we even know what's happened.

Like a Goddess, Forever Young

Alex B | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alex B

Am I chasing a hopeless dream in wanting to see the fear of growing old fully eradicated from consciousness, if at all possible? Ageing is part of living. Older faces and older bodies are not ugly, they are simply old. What's wrong with our society, that we regard older people as useless and ugly being?

The Imaginary Wars Between Generations at Work

Chris Ball | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK
Chris Ball

The way these generational warmongers write, it is as though older people are somehow morally implicated in this collective theft their children's birth rights - a risible notion to say the least.

Age Doesn't Matter Unless You Are a Cheese

Helen Lederer | Posted 04.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Helen Lederer

Even the gallant men who try to champion the older woman 'case' still fall into the trap of using looks as a barometer for acceptance. Lovely David Dimbleby was quoted as saying "Women mature elegantly and better than men very often. I don't think age should be a factor for women appearing on television."

In the Midst of a Mid Life Crisis

Daniel Warner | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I'm hurtling towards my 42nd birthday. It's not even around the corner, it's standing right in front of me with a mean look on it's face and it's punching one fist into the palm of it's other hand. It looks like trouble, it looks like it means trouble and for all intents and purposes, it most probably is trouble.

'Combination Of Sexism And Ageism'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK

Older women are barely visible on TV because of a "combination of ageism and sexism", it has been claimed. New figures released by Labour deputy le...

Baroness Thatcher's Legacy to Today's Older Workers in the Labour Market

Chris Ball | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK
Chris Ball

Amidst the legacy left by Lady Thatcher, for good or bad, is one simple fact concerning her Governments' impact on older peoples' struggles to control their work lives and destinies.

The Cool End of the Edge

Lynne Parker | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

When do you stop being 'edgy'? Is there an age limit on the 'cool' franchise? Once you've past the threshold of 50, society is already preparing you for a cosy fire, fluffy slippers, daytime TV and the hot cocoa of retirement!

It Doesn't Matter What We Wear

Paige Shepherd | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paige Shepherd

The research is not ambiguous on this topic; there is no relationship or association between the clothing and likelihood of being raped. So in the face of overwhelming evidence that clothing does not prevent rape or assault, the real question becomes why do people keep suggesting it does?

'Women's Value Is Not Just During Their Reproductive Years'

PA | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK Politics

Harriet Harman has written to major broadcasters asking about the number of older women employed within their organisations, the Labour Party said tod...

Is Hillary Clinton Too Old to Be the Next President of the USA?

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

She will be 73 years old at the end of the next presidential term of office, and should she decide to run, her age is likely to be one of the main talking points.

Improving Care for Older Cancer Patients

Ciaran Devane | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

The moral imperative to root out ageism in the NHS now has legal backing, following the recent expansion of the age-related provisions of the 2010 Equality Act to include services. All public sector organisations must eliminate unequal treatment on the grounds of age. But where do we start in cancer care?

Racing Pundit Accuses Channel 4 Of 'Ageism'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Horse racing broadcaster John McCririck has accused Channel 4 of "ageism", after he was axed from the channel this week. The charismatic 72-year-ol...

Fiona Bruce Claims 'Age Is Definitely An Issue' For Women In TV

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce has complained that age is still a problem for women working in TV. But Fiona, 48, who dyes her hair to cover her greys ...

Without a Voice

A.J. Higginson | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Older people are all too often assumed to have no gender or sex. A class ignored by society. The mere existence of elderly non-heterosexuals is rarely, if ever acknowledged by the media, a taboo subject in mainstream culture.

Elderly Helped to Die

Rita Pal | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

The Liverpool Care Pathway, a protocol normally used for the "dying patient", came under extensive scrutiny by the media recently.

Don't Put it Away, Madge! It's Time We Got Over Our Horror at Madonna's Refusal to Act Her Age

The Guyliner | Posted 21.08.2012 | Home
The Guyliner

But now Her Madgesty has displeased her once-devoted flock. But what could it be? The slow degeneration of her music material? The ever-increasing cost of tickets to see her perform live? Well, perhaps, but Madonna's crime seems to be the one that most of us commit eventually, if we're lucky - she got old.