Age discrimination is government and corporate sponsored.
In an era of political correctness and anti-hatred, age discrimination is both the highly profitable and the dumbest openly perpetuated prejudice . It's absolutely moronic to discriminate against someone that's older than us, because everyone one of us is aging and sooner or later, we'll eventually be part of that rejected generation. Segregation based on age elevates the unrealistic optimism and innocence of youth, while negating the experience and wisdom that comes with time. Governments use divide and conquer politics to keep the youth from learning from those that are older, while corporations use ageism to sell their products and services.
The way age discrimination is used by the porn industry is both good and bad. One argument can be made that the business demonstrates that someone over 60 can still be very physically attractive and very sexual. However, the age represented is NOT always the age of the performer; pornographers are creating a fantasy, and rarely worry about truth in their story-lines. The other side of the debate is that teen and barely legal porn often encourages attraction to the prepubescent look. But since we are all over 18, it is also coincidentally the only legal release for such obsessions. Therefore, whatever beneficial aspects pornography might have, are always offset by its negative opposite and there's always at least one negative.
We're in the midst of a societal revolution or, depending on your point of view, a cultural war. Wokeism is openly violent and oppressive, defending its desire to destroy thousands of years of hard learned social wisdom. From the moment our mothers' drop us off at daycare, our age divisions commence. They follow us through school, and as we reach adulthood, social groups and government programs abound which continue this separation. It's no wonder that age discrimination has become ingrained into society, we have so little interaction across the generations, that we fail to relate to one another. As the focus continues to shift from family and individual success to group identity, the governments' self-serving policies exacerbate the social problems that it claims to be addressing. Only the unintelligent or someone purposely choosing to not see the manipulation by the mass media and politicians would have the gall to say that they weren't always aware of the situation, even before the arrival of the woke conflict.
Don't throw the baby out with the bath water
They protest racism, they protest sexism, they protest for gay rights and they protest for body autonomy. Young plus sized females got the cover of Cosmopolitan in February 2021. However, if you want to see a female athlete in her 60s similarly celebrated, you'll have to turn to Senior Marketed magazines. Age discrimination affects all races and sexes; only the most wealthy are able to escape its societal isolation. Even when the government does seem to make recompense to the older population, when it comes to things like the housing problem (created in part by the ever growing government who contributes to general inflation with poor fiscal practices, while subjecting home-owners to skyrocketing property taxes to cover their own bureaucratic paychecks); retirees can find themselves sequestered in communities purposely designed to accommodate their age group. I am not talking about nursing homes, I am speaking of the HUD regulated properties which prevent grandparents from raising their own grandchildren because where they are allowed to live, children are not welcome. When a government sanctions programs by age they are practicing ageism and they are further isolating and making vulnerable the older population.
Society has come to think of the elderly as losing their cognitive function (a documented consequence of isolation), having poor physical health, and being past their ability to make a substantial contribution to the workforce. But when the elderly are given purpose, have always taken responsibility for their physical health and have nurturing relationships with their family and communities, these problems are rarely evident; an 80 year old can have the same vitality as a 30 year old. Just as we expect less in physical and mental health of individuals as they age; we similarly expect less maturity and independence from minors than we did even a generation or two ago. Unfortunately, people will live up to those inadequate expectations. Too many people have been led to believe that we should expect less from ourselves as we age, that we should slow down and strive less, and believing this fallacy, it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The tremendous consequences of age discrimination, are felt in throughout a society which has culturally embraced them, and the subsequent list of hypocrisies is exhaustively long and poorly documented, despite being well known.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result. With that in mind, it's also true that history repeats itself. Therefore, we live in an insane world and nothing is going to get better until we stop destroying millennia old human knowledge and learn from it. This will never happen as long as we allow the media, the entertainment industry and government to create a culture that praises the inexperience of youth, fears aging and shuns everyone over a certain age. In a moral society, we see each other as individuals and not by categories. Group identity politics is utterly the most bigoted evolution of society. Ultimately, the only things that should be scrutinized or weighted as important are someone's knowledge, their skills and accomplishments. So if a 60 year old can pass ALL the required tests to join the military, that a healthy 20 year old must... They should be allowed to sign up and ageism be dammed!