ageism


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ageism

any process or expression of ideas in which stereotyping of and/or DISCRIMINATION against people occurs by virtue of age. Ageism applies especially to such actions directed against older people, but the term may also be employed to refer to unreasonable stereotyping or discrimination against anyone where this occurs simply by virtue of age.
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It's time to make ageism a thing of the past, so let's help to make Wales an age- friendly country.
But not everyone was on her side in ageism row with Beeb NOT everyone has been sympathetic to Miriam O'Reilly's battle against ageism in the workplace.
O'Reilly expressed surprise that she had not been invited to take part in subsequent discussions of ageism, including her case, on Radio 4 and BBC1.
Even feminists, she notes, are not immune from developing negative body images and internalized ageism.
Second, it has shown that despite all the lip service paid in companies across the country - the BBC included - ageism is alive and well and putting a halt to the careers of men and women who have years left to give.
Selina has become a poster-girl in the fight against ageism since using new laws to sue Channel Five after being dropped as a maternity leave stand-in for newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky.
Michelle Mitchell, Age UK charity director, said: "The spreading perception of ageism in recruitment shows that, for older workers, the job market is still not fit for purpose.
But she really wasn't impressed when the ageism row started.
Gordon Brown's Government now has the chance to end ageism once and for all.
But I think the ageism disparity between high-profile straight women and their lesbian counterparts is more complex than that.
Sam Mercer, director of the Employers Forum on Age, said: "Six months on, it is disappointing to find so many people are still falling victim to ageism at work.
The theme analysis indicates increased awareness of ageism and a shift towards a more positive attitude towards the elderly.