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Out of the mouths of 30-somethings have come views such as that of 32-year-old Benjamin Law, as expressed in a Sydney Morning Herald article: “Sure, we’re all gonna die. But getting ‘old’? That’s a privilege, baby.”
In Woman’s Day, just 10 months before she died in 2005, terminally ill 31-year-old actor Belinda Emmett was quoted as saying, “There is sometimes a sense of frustration.........when people say things such as, “I’m getting so old, I’m so old”, when I think that would be great. I just want to be able to say I’m old. It’s nobody’s fault. It’s those things people take for granted that I won’t ever take for granted again.”Read more
There is some dispute about what the last socially-acceptable prejudice is, but American activist Ashton Applewhite is punting for ageism.Read more
Author and social commentator Jane Caro is a member of the EveryAGE Counts coalition. She spoke to us about the links she sees between feminism and ageism.Read more
The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner and former Australian Senator, is a member of the EveryAGE Counts coalition. She spoke to us about why she's involved in the campaign to address ageism.Read more
International Olders Day kicks off with a superb anti-ageism campaignRead more