ageism

Boomer to Zoomer: Grim Generational Relations Aren’t An Accident

There is only one winner in a generation war, and it’s not millennials or boomers or Gen Z—it’s capitalism.

Short Shelf Life: For Women in Hip Hop, Aging Is a Heavy Burden

Men may have been able to eclipse ageism, but women in hip hop are still obscured by it. Read more »

Women of a Certain Rage: Two New Books Tackle Getting Older—and More Pissed Off

 Like aging itself, Why We Can’t Sleep and In Our Prime are both reflective and daunting. Read more »

Hell Is Older People: Aging as the Ultimate Cinematic Horror

Unlike horror-movie fates such as, say, decapitation by paper cutter, aging is the ultimate fright because viewers recognize that they cannot escape it. Read more »

Dear Oscars: Inclusion Is the Name of the Game

Ninety years after the first Academy Awards, Hollywood is still celebrating firsts. Read more »

What Happened to the Women of Twin Peaks?: "Twin Peaks" Is Aging Against the Machine

Twin Peaks: The Return smashed an unofficial casting paradigm for women. Read more »

Alternative Facts, Real Fiction: “Younger” Roundtable for Two

Younger enthusiasts Cate Young and Andi Zeisler tuned in to see where things go now that the truth is (kind of) out there.  Read more »

“Auntie” Agony: Black Women Can Hate Ageist Phrases

Because female power is assumed to be beauty, and female beauty is latched tight to youth, our power is believed to fade over time. Read more »

Jessica Fletcher of "Murder, She Wrote" Is My Anti-Ageism Heroine

Twenty years after the show's final episode, it's still rare to see women like Jessica Fletcher on TV.  Read more »

HBO’s “Getting On” Has So Much More Life To Give, Says Star Alex Borstein

The dark comedy about nurses working with elderly patients centers on numerous complex women.  Read more »

The Role of TV's "Token Grandma."

British actress Julie Walters recently complained that despite a long and fruitful career in English TV, movies, and theater, she’s been put out to pasture as the “token gran.” Read more »

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