Getting Older Isn't the Problem, Ageism Is
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 651 , Segment 3
Episode: Puerto Rico, Ageism, Protesting at Sporting Events
- Oct 2, 2017 11:00 pm
- 17:40 mins
Guest: Ashton Applewhite, Author of “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism” When’s the last time you joked about having a “senior moment” or lamented the aches and pains of getting old? How many times have given someone over 40 one of those hilarious birthday cards featuring wrinkly cartoon seniors quipping about sags and bags. Can we just agree that, for all the jokes, aging is the pits? Well, hang on, says author and activist Ashton Applewhite: It’s not aging that’s our problem, it’s the ageist messages that have convinced us being young is better than being old.