Ageism



discrimination against persons of a certain .
a tendency to regard older persons as debilitated, unworthy of attention, or unsuitable for employment.
Contemporary Examples

ageism and maybe some Socialism have all made their ugly cameos in election 2008.
So Long, Democrats Wendy Button October 27, 2008

ageism is the only “ism” that everyone (who lives) will live to suffer from.
This Just In: Seniors Screw Too! Lenore Szuchman August 10, 2012

noun
discrimination against people on the grounds of age; specifically, discrimination against the elderly
n.

“discrimination against people based on age,” coined 1969 by U.S. gerontologist Dr. Robert N. Butler, from age + -ism, on pattern of racism, sexism. Related: Ageist.

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