In an ageing world, ageism is a new battleground. Chief Advocate Ian Henschke talks about the importance of a new World Health Organisation report in fighting the scourge. The new report highlights the mental and physical affects of Ageism.
Ageism may well be the last prejudice revealed. It’s the hidden “ism” that hurts both young and old.
One wise person once observed it’s the one prejudice we are all likely to suffer if we live long enough.
Racism and sexism have been fought against for decades. But ageism is something of recent times. We used to respect our elders but we have become more and more youth-obsessed and see ageing as a disease and a disability. It’s in fact just part of the continuum of life. Full article in the link: Getting old is inevitable, but ageism isn’t