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Ageism

... is the stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination against people on the basis of their age. Ageism is widespread and an insidious practice which has harmful effects on the health of older adults. For older people, ageism is an everyday challenge. Overlooked for employment, restricted from social services and stereotyped in the media, ageism marginalises and excludes older people in their communities. Ageism is everywhere, yet it is the most socially “normalized” of any prejudice, and is not widely countered – like racism or sexism. These attitudes lead to the marginalisation of older people within our communities and have negative impacts on their health and well-being.
(WHO https://www.who.int/ageing/ageism/en/, 2020)

The following links give an overview on the topic of ageism.

The Harmful Effects of Ageism | Listen To America, HuffPost (englisch)

Experiences of ageism at the UoC

The #unboxingdiscrimination campaign collects and shares experiences and observations of ageism at the UoC. If you too would like to share something, please click here.