Tag Archives: Ageism

Facility sends 89-year-old woman to solitary, calls her “flirt” for reporting being raped by their employee

TweetTrigger warning. This true story describes the living nightmare that can result when rape culture and ageism conspire. Tweet
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing

TweetAt conferences, colloquia, open meetings, we’ve seen them: older, intent, perhaps a bit disappointed, perhaps exhausted from years of movement work of which we are not aware because we do not ask, but often eager, often a bit giddy, it seems, to be there, as if granted unexpected permission.  These, our feminist forebears, perhaps even [...]
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Ageism and the magical invisibility cloak

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Tira Harpaz. Harpaz is a graduate of Princeton University and Fordham Law School and the mother of three children. She was formerly a Senior Attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell and she is currently the founder and president of CollegeBound Advice, an independent college counseling firm. You [...]
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Nancy Pelosi shuts down Luke Russert for sexist question

Tweet “Let’s for the moment honor it as a legitimate question although it’s quite offensive but you don’t realize it, I guess.” — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)  That was Nancy Pelosi yesterday responding to a sexist question by NBC reporter Luke Russert.  Russert’s exact question, at Pelosi’s announcement that she was not stepping down [...]
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The Wednesday Weigh In: Birthdays and aging

Tweet Yesterday I turned 25. My birthday was lovely, with friends, family, and my Feministing crew really going all out to celebrate my day of birth. It was quite humbling and made me really grateful to have these people in my life. It also, being my 25th birthday, made me think about aging and ageism. [...]
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