Cathi Hanauer is this week's guest as Annie and Pam continue to explore what Ashton Applewhite calls aging while female. Cathi is the author of three novels and the editor of The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood and Marriage and its follow-up 14 years later: The Bitch Is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier. She notes that we have a new freedom as we get older.
Anne Karpf is the first guest on the topic that Ashton Applewhite dubbed "aging while female." Anne is a writer, sociologist, and award-winning journalist who teaches at London Metropolitan University and has written a number of books including How to Age. She advises us to challenge ageist language because otherwise we internalize it. She notes, "That's the most pernicious form of ageism - the one you impose upon yourself."
Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and is the author of multiple books including The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. She provides a historical perspective on women and aging in Western culture. As she notes, "Women carry a double burden of ageism."
Considering post-Brexit statements like "Older white people, please die!" and the political volatility of American healthcare, Chronologically Gifted talks to Ashton Applewhite, the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism about age in today's sociopolitical climate.
Age discrimination activist Ashton Applewhite talks to Ann Diver-Stamnes and Pam Brown about ageism in politics.
Author Ashton Applewhite joins hosts Ann Diver-Stamnes and Pam Brown to discuss the topic of aging while female, a term she coined as part of her new lecture series. Ashton wrote the book This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto against Ageism. In this first interview in a two part series, she notes in regard to ageism against women, "Until we mobilize and decide to shine a light on it, we perpetuate it, and we collude in our own marginalization."