June 2012

I've started a new blog: yo, is this ageist?

A few months ago, my daughter's girlfriend told me about a terrific blog called Yo, is this racist? Ask any question about race and get a straight answer, as long as you're prepared to be mocked or skewered. It serves an important purpose, plus it's hilarious. So I've started a companion blog: Yo, is this ageist?

New York magazine called ageism "the last form of prejudice available in the liberal sphere." Unlike racism and sexism, it has yet to become taboo. No one blinks at "biddy" or "geezer" or "senior moment."  Yeah, that's ageist.  Send in your questions and help me put ageism on the cultural radar.