Media tagged Age

Age Discrimination - John Stossel Report

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This clip of John Stossel comes from ABC's20/20program. In it, he criticizes laws that protect older workers. Many who are over 40 and in the work force are getting fired for “being too old”; they’re seen as too slow and incapable of keeping up with the pace of the working world. Stossel suggests that lawsuits against employers who fire older workers are inappropriate, and that companies should be free to fire and hire whom they choose.

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Ageism in Hollywood

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This clip comes from a CNN television show calledShowbiz Todayin the 1980s and 1990s. It reports on a 1989 conference of the Writer's Guild of America that focused on ageism in the entertainment industry, especially as it pertained to not hiring writers and producers over the age of 40. It shows writers and producers who are considered to old too write material that would appeal to the 18-30 consumer demographic.

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Allstate "Mayhem" Commercial

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This commercial for Allstate Auto Insurance is part of their “Mayhem” advertising campaign. Driving a pink van and wearing pink sunglasses, actor Dean Winters declares, “I am a teenage girl.” When he is "emotionally compromised," by something he is told on his cell phone by his “BFF”, the driver crashes the pink van into another car before driving off. With Allstate, he says, "you can save money and be protected from mayhem like me."

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Always #LikeAGirl Campaign – Run, Throw, Fight Like a Girl

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This video is part of the #LikeAGirl campaign by Always, a brand of feminine hygiene products. The campaign aims to keep girls’ confidence high during puberty and into adulthood, since “like a girl” is often used as an insult for girls and boys, which negatively affects the confidence and self-esteem of girls from a young age and especially at puberty. In the video, a production crew is shown filming and asking individual girls, boys, and adults to show them the first thing that comes to mind when they ask them to show them what it looks like to run like a girl, fight like a girl, and throw like a girl. In response, these young people and adults act out stereotypes associated with femininity, such as weakness, shallowness, and inability to fight, throw, and run. The next section of the video shows what happened when they asked younger girls the same questions, and their responses are markedly different, in that they confidently use their strength to run, fight, and throw. The next question on the screen is then, “When did something ‘Like a Girl’ become an insult?,” and it shows some of the young respondents processing that question and the actions they just acted out. The producers are shown asking if some of women would like to redo their previous actions, and one of the women says yes. At the end of the video, the words “Let’s make #LikeAGirl mean amazing things” appears, and then a woman is shown running forward while another’s voice says, “why can’t ‘run like a girl’ mean ‘win the race’?” The video closes with the Always logo, and the message, “rewrite the rules,” and an invitation to join the #LikeAGirl campaign.

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Always #LikeAGirl Campaign – Stronger Together

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This video is part of the #LikeAGirl campaign by Always, a brand of feminine hygiene products. The campaign aims to keep girls’ confidence high during puberty and into adulthood, since “like a girl” is often used as an insult for girls and boys, which negatively affects the confidence and self-esteem of girls from a young age and especially at puberty. This video shows how the campaign is trying to change what it means to do something “like a girl,” showing a compilation of home videos and personal stories from strong, confident girls and women all over the world doing activities such as dribbling multiple basketballs at once, scoring baskets, playing tennis, doing chemistry and math, rock climbing, playing hockey, riding horses, ice skating, running, doing gymnastics, luging, dirt biking, and kickboxing as they confidently state that they are doing these things “like a girl.” The video ends with a call to action, to join the campaign and share your own stories to rewrite the rules and change what it means to do something “like a girl.”

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