Tag Archives: ageism

Aging and the media’s obsession with youth

Tweet A SYTYCB Entry When I blog about body image, I always rail against the media’s obsession with youth and thinness. Yet, even though I know better, I don’t escape getting hooked with its message. Bottom line: I’m struggling with getting older. I haven’t yet tamed the voice of the inner-shrew-on-aging. I hear her in [...]
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The other side of the pro-choice coin

TweetA woman’s right to choose is a fundamental human right. When a woman becomes pregnant, it should be her choice, and her choice alone, whether to continue the pregnancy or not. No woman should be forced to have a baby. That said, I want to talk about the other side of the pro-choice coin—the other [...]
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Not so subtle discrimination in the startup community.

On June 3rd a new startup accelerator, FounderFuel launched. The group, located in Montreal, Canada, but funding startups internationally launched with 85 members, but not one woman. “At FounderFuel we believe startup success is more about the people than the idea. We take a lot of care in choosing the smartest and most resourceful, dedicated and passionate people we can find.” It seems that those are men. Even men involved in the startup scene noticed. David Crow, cofounder of Influitive Corporation, posted on Startup North that he was disappointed that so few women were participating at FounderFuel and and GrowLab, a Vancouver startup accelerator with a single female team member.
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Ageism is a Feminist Issue

TweetAs I was listening to the CBS Evening News the other night, an article stuck in my mind.  With Baby Boomers approaching retirement age, the article addressed the different health and lifestyle issues that older people deal with, as well as the fact that the supply of adequate medical care is far below its increasing [...]
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