Ageism in our Culture, Media & Travel
“I think that ageism is a cultural illness; It’s not a personal illness” ~ Frances McDormand
According to a recent UN Report, the number of older persons — those aged 60 years or over — is expected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100, rising from 962 million globally in 2017 to 2.1 billion in 2050 and 3.1 billion in 2100. Globally, population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups. Globally, the number of persons aged 80 or over is projected to triple by 2050, from 137 million in 2017 to 425 million in 2050. By 2100 it is expected to increase to 909 million, nearly seven times its value in 2017.
And from this Status of Women Report, the majority of older people (aged 65 and above) in the United States are women, and many are active in the workforce.
In the meantime, please refer to my previous article “Women as Cultural Storytellers”