Ageism, Sexism, Activism and Jism

Darcey Garland | Posted 27.04.2015 | 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 Those things have been replaced by other more vital things like fearlessness and rock solid self-esteem.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 02.04.2015 | 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.


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 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 | 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?