Age

Ageism is “the systematic stereotyping of and discrimination against people because of their age”  Identify one example of age discrimination in the media, post it to our website, and explain how this is a social problem.

 

 

Francesca Atkinson

Clips of examples of how our society views ageism. The way we stigmatize old age in our society is a social problem because older people do not always fit that stereotype and are still huge contributors to our society. We should be all equal and not look at ageism as a stigma.

Dawt Chin

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MAKING FUN OF MILLENIALS
http://happyplace.someecards.com/24319/sketch-video-explains-how-to-work-with-millennials

 

Kirsten Brown
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/19/279460519/nun-who-broke-into-nuclear-complex-gets-35-month-jail-term

 

Patrick Kempfer
I think this fits nicely with what we’ve been discussing recently.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paige-morrow-kimball/how-to-fix-hollywoods-gen_b_4761782.html

 

John Barry
Interesting look at what problems the Chinese are facing in there culture with the age gap.

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433787/hong-kong-faces-challenge-ensuring-elderly-feel-right-home

 

John Luksa
An interesting article about age discrimination in the work place. This is a problem because an older person may be denied a job just because of their age.

http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2013-07/are-employers-guilty-blatant-age-discrimination

 

Natalie Jaqua
Elder abuse is a social problem because it involves mistreatment of elderly people, which can include physical, emotional, financial, or sexual abuse. These people often are not able to defend themselves because they may be weaker than those taking advantage of them.

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/elder_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm#what

Ray Freedman

Jay Leno had a lot of fan base, and it caused quite a bit of uproar when he was replaced on The Tonight Show. Although they didn’t specifically say it was age-based, I think we all can see that’s the truth.   http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/01/27/jay-leno-tonight-show-exit/

 

Hunter Larson
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/jun/27/change-attitudes-towards-older-people

 

Allison Stern
http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202640932931/Former-IBM-Employee-Wins-Up-To-4-Million-In-Age-Discrimination-Suit?slreturn=20140127133430

 

Connor Green
This post is a little informal but I think that it captures the implications of ageism portrayed through the media, a topic (media) I am thoroughly interested in. Please excuse the language of the blog post, however, the woman has a point that should be considered by everyone!
ticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389×7103290

 

Gabby Crapp

This post is about how older men are getting fired because they are “too old” for their job and younger men are going to get the job. Very big controversy.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Stossel/story?id=5444494

Tom Israeli
This post is a great example of how Ageism is put into effect in Silicon Valley, “one of the most ageist places in America.”
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117088/silicons-valleys-brutal-ageism

 

LeAnna Lombardi

Protection from age discrimination in the workplace
http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/04/03/protect-workers-age-discrimination/7216403/

 

MackDouglas

I think ageism is a huge problem in America. A very close relative of mine is going through being a victim of ageism. He was layed off from his job and landed an interview just a week later.He did very well in the interview and then when the company president got back from vacation, he called my relative and said that they already had hired someone for the position and that the interview was a mistake. It seemed really fishy, and I think it is because he is 56 years old. Here is a short interesting documentary on ageism I found on Youtube.

Danielle Benkert

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/07/1206862/-The-Truth-About-Workforce-Age-Discrimination#

Older workers are being turned away for jobs and those jobs are being given to younger workers.  Hiring a younger worker means the cost of the employee benefit package goes down for entire company.  The younger the cheaper it is for a company.  Some companies just  think “old people just can’t cut it anymore.”

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