Too old at 72? Careful. Ageism is out. We’ll have the law on you! (Melvyn Bragg)
Hubris? I avoid ‘isms’ but I open this conversation with an anecdote of the first overt instance of ageism that I personally encountered, just before recording this podcast.
Today’s guest explores the structural ways we tolerate and promote behaviors toward people based solely on their age and how cultural norms and prejudices unconsciously shape our treatment of others and expectations about our own aging.
We talk about what ageism, ableism and successful aging means and how these concepts affect both societal attitudes but also our own perceptions of ourselves extending into every factet of life including technology.
Learn more about Dr. Gendron’s work at http://www.traceygendron.com Her book: Ageism Unmasked: Exploring Age Bias and How to End It. Will be available March 2022.
Dr. Gillian Lockitch
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