• We don’t ask when people age out of singing, or eating ice cream; why would we stop making love?

    Ashton Applewhite
  • It’s not loving a man that makes life harder for gay guys, it’s homophobia. It’s not the color of their skin that makes life harder for people of color; it’s racism. It’s not having vaginas that makes life harder for women, it’s sexism. And it’s ageism, far more than the passage of time, that makes growing older harder for all of us

    Ashton Applewhite
  • The sooner growing older is stripped of reflexive dread, the better equipped we are to benefit from the countless ways in which it can enrich us

    Ashton Applewhite
  • Discrimination on the basis of age is as unacceptable as discrimination on the basis of any other aspect of ourselves that we cannot change

    Ashton Applewhite
  • Nowhere is ageism more sexist, and vicious, than in the domain of sexuality

    Ashton Applewhite
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