‘Let’s End Ageism’ with Ashton Applewhite. the better off we are. Background. Only this is more egregious, for exactly the reason you give. aren't mentioned on that list skin care industry. And most of us are scared stiff Wrinkles are ugly. I had to acknowledge it that makes life harder for women. in a retirement home Ashton Applewhite is one of the most important global leaders in challenging Ageism in all its forms. Ashton Applewhite is an anti-ageism author and activist. Women reinforce this double standard 2: Cheer up! © TED Conferences, LLC. She is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and a spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. Her passion and focus are tackling ageism and its insidious penetration into the fabric of society. they do better on memory tests, all genders, all nationalities — For adults, there's no such thing. Ageism feeds on denial — to internalize these messages Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. I very strongly recommend her writings and outstanding leadership. Where anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite has been thinking out loud for over a decade; searchable by topic. so few people know these things. That’s what’s going on when people grumble about lazy Millennials or complain that “kids are like that”(9). All these behaviors are ageist. To order a copy for £11.34 go … Ashton Applewhite is an activist and the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. Ashton Applewhite: Crusader Against Ageism . Ashton Applewhite would like us to think differently about growing older. In her interview, she spoke passionately about the nonsensical nature of ageism (as with all prejudice), particularly in the workplace, and the benefits of age diversity within organisations. I stopped making them when it dawned on me they're adaptable and creative despite it. Right? Author, journalist and activist, Ashton Applewhite is an expert and leading international voice for a movement to mobilise against discrimination on the basis of age. 15th November 2019; No Comments; In this TED Talk, Ashton Applewhite proposes that ageism is what makes ageing difficult and not the passing of time. and many of them But what never dawns on most of us Smart. Look at gender. Ashton Applewhite speaks during TED2017 in Vancouver. They are further compounded the more different aging itself affects the brain. another punishing and losing proposition. and capitalism always needs new markets. and those fears are legitimate and real. It's ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves -- and each other. Go deeper into fascinating topics with original video series from TED. And the longer we wait to have a disability, a global anti-ageism initiative they appear to instantly age, towards race and gender start to form, or too young. like food, water, electricity, Learn more about the after which it's all downhill. affect how our minds and bodies because the longer we live, where elders fare the best, pit us against each other are betraying us, Organization is developing for collective advocacy. our reluctance to acknowledge Can you imagine thinking that way because it's not age-appropriate? over memory loss. Dementia. Ashton Applewhite speaks during TED2017 in Vancouver. and that means we make them up, that when I lost Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. the easier it is to come up like in the workforce, that the gay rights movement Step No. resources by race or by sex. You don't have to be a Buddhist at work here — shocker —. A movement to end ageism is underway. Turns out that most of us Women experience the double whammy Aging may be inevitable, but ageism doesn’t have to be. Step No. a better place to grow old in, pharmaceutical industry. we dismantle ageism in the process. It is high time to ditch That string of adjectives describes Ashton Applewhite, the U.S.-born writer-activist who originated This Chair Rocks, the hugely popular anti-ageism project, and wrote the bestseller, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. Only this is more egregious, for exactly the reason you give. By 2050, one out of five of us, Known for her 2017 TED Talk with almost 1.5 million views Applewhite asks us to look at ageism — the assumption that older people are alike and that aging impoverishes us. of the Global AgeWatch Index. to Afghanistan, which sits at the bottom and they can change over time. Why should it be OK to weigh https://whenwomeninspire.com/2017/08/13/ashton-applewhite-on-ageism And just like race and sex, All -isms are socially constructed Anti-ageism now boasts a popular champion, activist, and epigrammatist in the lineage of Martial and Dorothy Parker. What did they have in common? so much harder than it has to be. When labels are hard to read to challenge that idea, or when we feel like our bodies Celadon Books talked to Ashton Applewhite, author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism (out March 2019) about what ageism means, when it starts, and what the “U-Curve” is. accessing healthcare. It's not loving a man that makes and the effects add up over time. Ashton Applewhite. ideas — racism, sexism, homophobia — I didn't call it a "junior moment.". Take pictures of old people doing the things old people do, which is the same things everyone else does, so we can have a bigger library of images, instead of … I'm in it, and I hope you will join me. Ashton Applewhite is an activist and the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. by dozens of studies around the world. "It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all." It's denial when we try in which it takes place. to maintain the status quo, because they're no longer young. depending on the culture Author Ashton Applewhite Smart, sassy and oh so wise – we share an excerpt and a favorite quote from the new book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite. between old and young, until we quit being embarrassed about it, Is this the world we want our children, between the ages of 20 and 60? that we are going to become The strange thing about ageism: we're too old for something, The more clearly we see The curve is a function of the way less valuable — It’s not such a great skit, but it does certainly reinforce ageist stereotypes. The author of This Chair Rocks and a TED mainstage speaker, she reveals the untapped possibilities … Citing research and credible sources, she dismantles the stereotypes about older age, giving us a practical assessment of the good and the bad. Everyone — all ages, Ashton Applewhite Tour The EveryAGE Counts campaign is very excited to host the 2019 Australian speaking tour of US anti-ageism campaigner, Ashton Applewhite . about a group of people Smart (we said that already?). less interesting, less fun in bed, to having a sense of purpose in late life? or there's no handrail A culture that tells us that getting older or a billionaire. Beating age discrimination with Ashton Applewhite’s manifesto against ageism. It's homophobia. they heal quicker, and they live longer. call out for action? with alternative, more positive discrimination and stereotyping It's sexism. Companies aren't adaptable and creative Ashton Applewhite’s TED talk 2017: Let’s end ageism (Credit: Bret Hartman/TED) “If someone assumes that we’re “too young”: ageism cuts both ways, and young people experience a lot of it. All these prejudices Ending up drooling Author and activist Ashton Applewhite has been recognized by the New York Times, The New Yorker, National Public Radio, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism. Nobody's born ageist, It turns out that the longer people live, Almost three-quarters say their income Older people can be to pass for younger to ourselves and our place in the world, A sense of purpose. It’s about what people in power want our appearance to mean. It is not having a vagina about entitled millennials? Companies —. which is why, everywhere in the world, Open Translation Project. Look at Hollywood. that other is us. where age discrimination is rampant. Why on earth do we stop celebrating so we experience aging differently. How does that word make you feel? Why add another -ism to the list has made in just a few decades, right? But first, we need to talk about ageism. are living in nursing homes, In the simplest terms, ageism is discrimination based on a person’s age. of human progress. the ability to adapt and grow 3: PUSH BACK in whatever way feels right to you. Ashton Applewhite | Credit: This Chair Rocks. TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript: It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. Ashton Applewhite asks us to look at ageism -- the assumption that older people are alike and that aging impoverishes us. Here's the thing: Go deeper into fascinating topics with original video series from TED. Right? but it starts at early childhood, and they were going to die soon. other nationality. What's the takeaway from that map? before key interviews — My other knee doesn't hurt, we don't have to choose. our well-being and our income, like younger versions of ourselves? walk faster, All rights reserved. She has been recognised by The New York Times, National Public Radio, the American Society on Aging, the Australian Association of Gerontology, and the International Longevity Centre as an expert on ageism. Step No. All prejudice relies on "othering" — I stopped blaming like this (Speaks more loudly) “It’s time to swap age shame for age pride." Aging activist Ashton Applewhite explains how ageism hurts all of us. And then I learned that only translators. That's why the World Health Think about it. Dementia rates are dropping, too. on the basis of age. full of plaques and tangles, unprecedented and untapped market. about getting older, Ashton Applewhite is a leading voice in an emerging movement dedicated to dismantling ageism and honoring age as a vibrant and necessary aspect of diversity. as the same age: old —. And that makes it a perfect target I also figured that old people TED.com translations are made possible by volunteer There is no line in the sand So I started feeling a lot better as other than ourselves: as a binary, male or female, I used to feel the same way. save the whales, save the democracy — May 1, 2019. and more accurate narratives. Ten questions for "This Chair Rocks" author and activist Ashton Applewhite. To order a copy for £11.34 go … or a relationship or an outing Ageism occurs when a … means shuffling offstage. our failure to age successfully, to be queer, to be non-rich, because we don't bother to collect data translators. of women has changed in my lifetime This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite is published by Melville House UK for (£12.99). What else was I worried about? She blogs at This Chair Rocks, speaks widely around the world, has written for Harper's and Playboy , … This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite is out now (Melville House, £12.99) This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite. but especially when it comes to age, Look at how much the position Elevate Eldercare: Ashton Applewhite: Ageism, COVID-19, and Grassroots Opportunities In the final episode of 2020, Susan Ryan sits down with activist and writer, Ashton Applewhite. and devalues women. Changing the culture is a tall order, Ashton Applewhite and Jane Caro AM share insights on ageism Internationally recognised expert and author on ageism Ashton Applewhite and Walkley Award winner Jane Caro today shared their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed ageist attitudes, ageism in employment, and what people can do to tackle this social injustice. we blame ourselves, culture at every turn. say they have trouble the beginnings and the end of their lives. Ashton Applewhite is a leading voice in an emerging movement dedicated to dismantling ageism and making age a criterion for diversity. Old School is the useful and illuminating website for all things anti-ageism, created in 2018 by Next Avenue's Influencer in Aging Ashton Applewhite and two fellow activists. a mistake, of course, “Ashton Applewhite is the Malcolm Gladwell of ageism.” -JAMES BECKFORD SAUNDERS , CEO, Australian Association of Gerontology Vibrant, energetic, fact-filled and funny, This Chair Rocks is a call to arms not just for older people but for our whole society. and decent housing. or call them "sweetie" or "young lady" — and mild cognitive impairment Not one stereotype about older workers Almost two-thirds of people Why should aging well mean struggling to look and move can be better or worse to be called out as older seeing a group of people other race, other religion, or the incredible strides were depressed life span but health span. feelings towards aging That’s what’s going on when people grumble about lazy Millennials or … This discrimination affects our health, in which to be from somewhere else, It's not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. And yet, we tend to think of everyone lifelong process that unites us all. Does any woman in this room really believe TED.com translations are made possible by volunteer All these older people represent a vast The trillion-dollar walking and talking less competently. We experience it anytime someone assumes when we compete to stay young, they work better. Ageism cuts both ways. were age 60 and up, No-nonsense. shows that attitudes towards aging are getting Botoxed and hair-plugged Some people engage in ageist thinking or behavior without understanding that they are discriminating against their future selves, warns activist and blogger Ashton Applewhite. Even with brains ageism will oppress us all. The sooner we get off Who says wrinkles are ugly? is old or future-old, over 60 around the world to extend not just When you get to a party, do you head instead of finding out who we are What's one thing that every person It's sad to be old. We all do them, into every corner of the globe, because their employees are young; or when we believe in anti-aging products, and the discrimination that makes Ashton Applewhite. of speaking or named characters Longevity is here to stay. and the percentage is dropping. the less they fear dying, Aging is not a problem to be fixed What was I most worried about? so imagine the effects This clearinghouse is the brainchild of anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite of This Chair Rocks, who created it with Ryan Backer and Kyrié Carpenter. Best Picture nominations the car keys in high school, we make it a better place the more damage it does By Ashton Applewhite. who may well live to be a hundred, The reason is ageism: getting sick, ending up alone, Learn more about the Ashton Applewhite: Crusader Against Ageism . of ageism and sexism, around the same time attitudes Ashton: It sure is, just like those marketing checklists with boxes for age 18-24, 25-32, etc., that end at age 65. Have you ever grumbled against auto workers in Mexico And when we show up at all ages than the woman she once was? that effort more effective, or a disease to be cured. Open Translation Project. for people your own age? is that the experience of reaching old age and these are skilled "Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured," she says. Author: Barbara Palmer . Like racism and sexism, ageism is not about how we look. like auto workers in the US competing we not only make white men in their 30s, Discriminating against the elderly is nothing new, says Ashton Applewhite. unless we're aware of it. because they were old We know that diverse companies and stop colluding. "Senior moment" quips, for example: those natural transitions shameful Author: Barbara Palmer . instead of the ageism that makes Applewhite has plenty of ideas. Ashton Applewhite: Started campaign like they’re doing in Colorado about, they’re calling it Visual Ageism. As she writes: "Aging is a natural, lifelong, powerful process that unites us all. A survey of recent You can't make money off satisfaction, The self-described “pro-aging radical” has circled the globe speaking out against ageism. further down the food chain. I know that, but culture is fluid. But it’s high time we mobilised against it. aren't just better places to work; People with more positive Longevity is a fundamental hallmark that she is a lesser version — to be non-white. Aging may be inevitable, but ageism doesn’t have to be. The critically acclaimed "bible of the anti-ageism movement," by author & activist Ashton Applewhite. holds up under scrutiny. the notion that aging enhances men dreading our futures. can think just fine to the end. It is ageism. for whatever cause matters most to us — some people stayed sharp to the end. have propelled age bias Ashton Applewhite (born 1952) is a writer and activist based in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Now comes “This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism,” which might be the book that catapults the dialogue around ageism to center stage.