Ageism (also spelled "agism") is stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups on the basis of their age. This may be casual or systematic.The term was coined in 1969 by Robert Neil Butler to describe discrimination against seniors, and patterned on sexism and racism. Butler defined "ageism" as a combination of three connected elements.
Posts about Ageism
  • How to handle age discrimination at work:

    … Individuals are entitled to protection against discrimination because of their age, but it is important to consult a lawyer quickly if legal action is required, KEL lawyer Richard Johnson writes in Inspired Senior Living. In the article, Johnson says the protection against ageism applies to shopping, obtaining services, renting an apartment…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ 8 readers -
  • Ageism is all around us

    … We cannot forget that ageism is the most socially condoned form of discrimination in the United States. This clip from SNL reminds us of some common ageist stereotypes. Carvey’s character is called “Grumpy Old Man.” Grumpiness would be the first ageist stereotype. The “resistant to change” stereotype is also prominent. What other age-based stereotypes do you perceive? Tags: stereotyping …

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 10 readers -