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Ageism and the young

by on May 3, 2017

After a bit of a blogging hiatus due to holidays we are back!  A quick scout around the news, and a determination to avoid the election for a few days, and I spotted this piece in the Guardian:

Ageism at work: ‘Being mistaken for the work-experience kid is humiliating’

This provides a useful reminder that ageism is problematic for young aswell as old, a point acknowledged the annonymous author who points out that we will all be at risk from ageism at some, or indeed many, points in our lives.  In particular here discussing the use of terms such as ‘child’ and ‘kid’ for younger people higlights how this can impact confidence and self-esteem.  As one tweet put it, if you think that is bad try “being the work experience kid”.

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