ageism: discrimination based on age
Should There Be An Age Limit For Politicians?
In Chile, the world’s youngest leader Gabriel Boric is just 37. Meanwhile, the world’s oldest leader is 90-year-old Paul Biya in Cameroon. In the US, leaders are getting older. Joe Biden became the oldest US leader when he became president at age 78. While it is too early to tell who will run in the 2024 election, it could be Biden and Trump again. Biden will be 81, and Trump will be 77. In the US, you must be at least 35 to become president, but there is no upper age limit. Fifty-eight percent of Americans say there needs to be one. Others say this is ageism and we should prioritize the wisdom of our elders.
1. The job advertisement said that they were looking for someone “young and energetic,” which is a clear example of ageism.
2. The company has a reputation for firing employees over 50, which is a form of ageism.
3. The actress claimed that she was losing out on roles because of ageism in Hollywood.