This chair rocks: A manifesto against ageism
Presented in partnership with the EveryAGE Counts Campaign
From childhood on, we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old. That wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Author and activist Ashton Applewhite explains the roots of ageism – in history and in our own denial – and how it divides and debases, examines how ageist myths and stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and the bedroom, exposes the cost of the myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of olders as burdens to society, describes what an all-age friendly world would look like, and concludes with a rousing call to action.
Ashton is in conversation with award-winning journalist, author and commentator Madonna King.