Ageism is rampant in Canada – Winnipeg Free Press

Ageism is rampant in Canada

By: Arlene Adamson

‘ANYONE over age 69 should face a firing squad” — this was just one of the many Facebook comments ridiculing the elderly cited in a recent Yale University study that reveals extensive bigotry and discrimination levelled at older adults on the popular social-networking site. Ageism, to give the offensive language a civil gloss, is a far too common occurrence on Facebook, the study found.

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