By Irish Times on 06/28/2017
"...The story came to mind when a gerontology specialist took issue recently in his Irish Times column with the tolerance of casual ageism. “While huge sensitivity is taken with terminology relating to race and gender preference, it remains open season for attitudes and descriptors related to ageing,” wrote Prof Des O’Neill. When he suggested “an absolute ban on the word ‘elderly’”, ears shot up. ..."
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