Why Ageism is the Powder Puff “Ism” and What You Can Do to Change That

If a person makes an ageist statement and you say “you know that what you just said is an ageist remark”, it is not uncommon for that person to respond, “Really?  I’ll have to think about that”.  Yet, if that same person makes a racist or anti-Semitic remark and you call them on it, you’re …

How to Fight the War vs. Old People

by Alice Fisher M.A., M.S.W January 3, 2017 “Movements are engaged in ‘meaning-work’…the struggle over the production of ideas of meaning…The failure of mass mobilization when structural conditions seem otherwise ripe may be accounted for by the absence of a resonant master frame.” Reframing Aging: Seeing What You’re Up Against and Finding a Way Forward, Frameworks Institute, April 1, …