An internationally recognized expert on ageism, Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism (Celadon Books, 2019). She speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, and is a leading spokesperson for a movement to mobilise against discrimination on the basis of age.
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The truth about growing older
GR OnlineWhen ageing is framed as a problem, we can be persuaded to buy things to ‘fix’ or ‘stop’ it. And when we can be persuaded that ageing is a disease, and natural transitions are pathologised, we can be persuaded to buy things to ‘cure’ it. The driving force here is capitalism...