The actress said while men 'constantly do whatever they like' women over the age of 32 seem to be committing a 'political act' when they do anything 'fun'.
Four in ten people over the age of 50 have faced age discrimination. Employers are apparently the biggest source of unfair treatment, and almost half of older people feel they are treated like second class citizens in the workplace. See also:
A fifth of all UK workers say that age is the biggest factor getting in the way of career progression. We are among the worst in Europe for ageism - with only people in the Netherlands and Switzerland citing it as more of a problem than in the
Shot by photographer, Harry Were, the beautiful images feature 57-year-old model, Mercy Brewer, as the star of the labels autum/winter 2017 campaign. “Perceptions of beauty have and always will change, therefore I think we can conclude its standard is not set in stone, and new beauty is always waiting to be discovered,” she said of the campaign. “I believe we are in a moment in time where older women’s beauty has been a startling revelation.
When we think about growing old, most of us likely imagine slowing down somewhat, taking your foot off the gas and embracing a more gentle pace of life. Plus of course there’s all the negative connotations that come with getting older – the loneliness, the illness, the wrinkles!So far, so stereotypical.But there’s a band of go-getting grannies who are busy challenging these perceptions and redefining what it means to be ‘old’. For them, growing older isn’t something we should be dreading, it’s a time we should be embracing.From the 89-year-old still performing up to 4 surgical procedures a day, to the 95-year-old style icon who gives women a quarter her age a run for their money in the cool stakes, meet the age-positive women breaking down elderly barriers, blazing a trail for the younger generation and proving that life begins at 80!Caroline Cossey, the world’s first transgender model, talks Playboy, Bond and battling for rights12 famous women who’ve challenged sexism on the red carpet
73-year-old Italian icon Benedetta Barzini walked along with 70-year-old British face Jan de Villeneuve. Both worked alongside renowned photographers such as Irving Penn and David Bailey to capture the beauty of the 1960s. Other older faces appeared including 80s star Marie Sophie Wilson and industry stalwart Cecilia Chancellor.
It wasn’t just animal rights that were being fought for this morning at London Fashion Week. The protest brought up some worrying facts surrounding the fashion world. The average age of a catwalk model is now 17 with older models coming few and far between.
For most of us, the very thought of posting a nude selfie to Instagram would bring us out in a cold sweat and have us diving for the nearest cover-up. But not Yazemeenah Rossi. The model, visual artist, and self-portrait photographer has been busy sharing beautiful yet tasteful naked pictures of herself in stunning locations with only a strategically placed scarf to hide her modesty. And boy does she look amazing.
‘Diversity’ was a real buzzword in fashion this year. In a recent panel orchestrated by The Business of Fashion on the topic of diversity and inclusion, model Joan Smalls used a term that sums up the whole problem with the current focus on diversity: “Sometimes, people jump on bandwagons and do things because it’s cool for the season.
Madonna has come in for a lot of flack of late. “I loved Madonna when she acted her age,” he said on Good Morning Britain. The attack could well have been a sexist, ageist and misogynist move too far for the pop superstar and she decided to use her Billboard acceptance speech to speak out about the issue and offer an insight into her experiences as a woman in the music industry.
This time, Madonna has been targeted by the Daily Mail for her “ageing wrinkled” hands that shockingly reveal her real age. Daring to lift her hands to the camera, Madonna showed that she is ageing naturally – and gracefully – with a few lines and wrinkles seen. Google ‘Madonna age’ and you get 785,000 news results.
Emma Watson isn’t one to shy away from saying what she thinks, particularly when defending women’s rights – just one of the reasons why she makes such a brilliant UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. The actress has spoken numerous times about gender equality, most notably in her game-changing speeches for the UN, and she’s now calling out sexism in Hollywood in a way that everyone understands. As part of a larger piece by The Guardian on the industry’s sexist practices, the “Perks Of Being A Wallflower” star has used hard-hitting figures to show how few women are key players in the film world.
The actress has something to say about men who sling their arms around their partner’s shoulders. Dame Helen Mirren isn’t one to mince her words. The 70-year-old actress has taken aim at men who put their arm around their partner’s shoulders – because it looks like “ownership”.
Writer and actress Sheila Hancock has speculated that her age and profession could be behind the huge £1,400 rise in the cost of her car insurance. The 82-year-old saw her premium jump from £873 to a whopping £2,246 this year, despite having
Frank May/PA The young and elderly both face age discrimination in the workplace, according to new research by the Department for Work and Pensions. The report, based on analysis from the Office for National Statistics's opinions survey,
Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport Hold the front page... ageism is rife in society. I know, who knew? Apparently we are all enslaved to the cult of youth, and the assumption that younger and less wrinkly is somehow fundamentally better. New research
Prince Philip didn't do much for anti-ageism campaigners last night, when the outspoken Duke said "you go downhill" later in life. In a BBC interview recorded for his birthday today, the Prince said he is reducing his own workload