ageism ageism

Definition(s):

  • (n) discrimination against middle-aged and elderly people

Usage(s):

  1. Older voters complain that the proposed tax reprieve smacks of ageism, while many younger residents who would benefit say it would be nice but ineffective.
  2. Indeed, there is a distinct discrimination against the old that has been called ageism.
  3. Or even ageism comes up.

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Quotes

  1. Speaking out against the ageism, Streep said, "Yes, of course there is ageism in the film industry. There's discrimination in every profession. Look around the room. There are a lot of young women here who are journalists, but do you see any women...
    on Jan 17, 2009 By: Meryl Streep Source: Hindu

  2. Myleene said: "My mum comes from the Philippines and in her culture, the older you get the wiser you are. The whole idea of ageism in the UK confuses me. Women are put on the shelf."
    on Aug 28, 2009 By: Myleene Klass Source: Ireland Online

  3. Griffin added: "I really thought ageism is so prevalent in Hollywood, especially in standup, it's such a male dominated zone...... I thought, 'Dammit, I got to do everything I can to look my best.'"
    on Aug 1, 2008 By: Kathy Griffin Source: Times and Transcript

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