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Are terms such as ‘elderly’, ‘senior’ & ‘pensioner’ ageist?

A panel of specialists have issued a letter to media organisations regarding ageist language in...

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14.54 22 Apr 2020


Are terms such as ‘elderly’, ‘senior’ & ‘pensioner’ ageist?


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14.54 22 Apr 2020


A panel of specialists have issued a letter to media organisations regarding ageist language in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic. They say terms such as ‘elderly’, ‘seniors’, ‘pensioners’ ‘elders’, ‘OAPs’ are stereotypical, ageist and disrespectful and reinforce prejudicial attitudes and stereotypes. What do you think? Ciara chats to Sean Moynihan CEO of Alone and hears from listeners. 

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