Author, Francine Prose, discusses the ageist epidemic around the globe and describes how media and culture has influenced society to carry prejudice views against a process that every human faces: aging.
From TED: “It’s not the passage of time that makes it so hard to get older. It’s ageism, a prejudice that pits us against our future selves — and each other. Ashton Applewhite urges us to dismantle the dread and mobilize against the last socially acceptable prejudice. “Aging is not a problem to be fixed or a disease to be cured,” she says. “It is a natural, powerful, lifelong process that unites us all.
Ashton Applewhite is an author and activist dedicated to combating ageism and making age a part of diversity. She has published numerous books, including her most recent, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism, published in 2016, and has been a featured TED speaker.