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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
5:40 pm - non-coercive parenting

for those of you interested, there is a good website based on the philosophy that coercing children is always wrong, that adults are not infallible, and it  is THE non-ageist way to treat your kids, if you ever have them.  It is http://www.takingchildrenseriously.com

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
3:36 pm - search to donate for youth rights

Every search you make at GoodSearch generates a free donation of about one cent to an organization you can choose from among more than 24,000. These include the National Youth Rights Association, the Albany Free School (listed only as Free School), as well as four Sudbury-type schools: Alpine Valley School, Big Rock Sudbury School, The Clearwater School, and Hudson Valley Sudbury School.

(crossposted to ageinaction, antiageism, fuck_ageism and kyriarchy)

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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
5:14 pm - Could someone please re-parent me?

My parents treated me mostly, but not completely as an equal, and have formed my personality somewhat. Could someone please give me the kind of help a non-ageist adult would give their child, and help me become who I want to become? Of course, because I want to be equal, I am also ready to help these people or others, in this way or in others. Many thanks in advance!

(crossposted to _youthrights, ageinaction, antiageism, fuck_ageism, kyriarchy, and teenageriots)

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
4:33 pm - how can I advertise anti-ageism?

Now that the number of our userpics has doubled, I'd like to use some of mine to advertise causes. Could anyone please suggest how to advertise anti-ageism in a userpic? Thanks in advance!

(crossposted to _youthrights, ageinaction, antiageism and teenageriots)

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Thursday, September 1st, 2005
8:21 pm - Could anyone please beta-read for me?

Here, I’ve posted about my plans to promote anti-ageism through fanfiction, including a finished Remnants/Les Miserables filk. Since __remnants likes for fics to be beta read in advance, I’d like to ask if anyone could please beta it for me. Even if you don’t know the fandoms, just checking the grammar would be a great help. Thanks in advance!

(crossposted to _youthrights, ageinaction, antiageism, and teenageriots)

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Monday, June 13th, 2005
11:55 pm

Hey everybody
I just started these communities. They seem pretty relevant here:
age_rage and ageinaction.

Please, please join. I'd like to get these communities up and thriving.

current mood: creative

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Friday, May 13th, 2005
5:13 pm - a new Alice Miller community

alice_miller is a community for discussing Alice Miller as well as psychohistory in general.

(cross-posted to _youthrights, a_better_world, activists, advocates, antiageism, radical_thought, radicallearning, unschoolers, and unschooling)

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Thursday, April 7th, 2005
5:53 pm

Hi all,
My full name is Natalye Aislin Smith. Too common except for my
middle name after my great grandmother if I'm correct on anything these past few years.

Anyway, I have been
turned down,
put down,
let down,
silenced out,
yelled at,
and thrown out.

I know how it is to be cut short of some great moments
in life because of my age and because of my personality.
Stories, jobs, opinions, etc. I am young and I hate being judged.

But I'll travel the road less traveled and gain the lack of experience I have not yet discovered.

By the way, thankies.

current mood: cheerful

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Monday, March 8th, 2004
12:02 pm - ageism sucks.

So, a few friends and I went to the diner for lunch the other day. Since two out of the four of us are vegan, when the manager came over to us, we asked him a few questions like "what kind of greece are the fries cooked in," and "is the pasta made with eggs?"

He started laughing at us. Yeah, real nice customer service.

Anyway, when we went to pay we handed him a leaflet about veganism and he asked us how old we were. When my friend answered that she's 16, he told us to come back when we were 30 and maybe he'll listen to us then.


So, yeah, I think ageism is often overlooked, regardless of what a widely used predjudice it is. Kudos to this community, and I hope we can do something about it.

current mood: pensive

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Saturday, December 6th, 2003
11:36 pm

It's horrible how poorly nursing homes are being run in Ontario. People are being left sitting in their own feces, their bed sores rotting through to their spines. They're often starved, dehydrated...it goes on and on. It's an outrage and a tragedy.

href=http://thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Render&c=Page&cid=1070371748847>Here are some articles about it.

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Monday, March 17th, 2003
11:17 pm

fucking age limits are so obnoxious.
must be 17 to get an apartment.
must be 14 tto get a workers permit, but must have good grades to get ir.
must be 18 to get a piercers aprenticeship
etc. etc. etc.
i wish i could just live my life without having doors continuosly shut in my face because i'm 'too young.'

current mood: aggravated

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Friday, November 15th, 2002
10:26 pm - socialwork

this community looks a little slow, but from the interests listed on the userinfo I still thought that some of you might be interested in a new socialwork group... feel free to join and share your ideas, thanks! =)

current mood: creative

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Sunday, August 11th, 2002
12:20 am

this is something that has been pissing me off recently
piercing laws in maine say that i cannot get any piercings done with a needle until i am 16. that means that if i get pierced i have to get it done with a gun, but guns are unsafe and cannot be sterilized in an autoclave, so if i get pierced i have to get it done by something that is 50% more likely to spread diseases to my body just because i am a minor.
now, i know that i did ask if i should lie to get my piercings, but what i didn't state was that that was not ever my idea in the first place, because it wasn't. when i went to get my labret done and found out that i couldn't, my mom said "okay, then we'll go to another place and tell them that you're sixteen." but i didn't know that people could lose their jobs because of that, i thought that they could just get talked to or something, and i already thought it was a bad idea. i know that this lowers my credibility. anyways, i thought that i would post this bullshit about piersings because it pisses me off and i think it's stupid. yup.

current mood: pissed off

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Saturday, April 13th, 2002
2:23 am

hey. i'm lins. i'm 17. i feel very real, very intense emotions. i am not foolish or naive. i don't always make the right decisions, but neither do adults. i was raised pretty much as an only child (i have an older brother, but he left the house when i was much younger) in an adult world, and i am greatly offended when adults treat me as an inferior.

i view everyone as my equal, and i don't feel i need to be subordinate to anyone, not even my gods. of course, i don't see myself as being better than anyone, either. age has nothing to do with who's "better" than who, and neither does anything else that can't be helped (like race, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, etc.).

ageism seems to be something that's greatly overlooked in general, something accepted as part of society. and i do not believe this is fair.

it's not just young people that are affected. the elderly are also put under high levels of discrimination. often they are discounted as being senile or ignorant. i'm even guilty of this sometimes. :/ though certainly not all the time. and i try not to.

it's like there's a narrow window of age where people in society can be taken seriously... from about 25 to 50.

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Monday, March 11th, 2002
1:12 pm

last night i posted something on a message board while feeling depressed about a relationship of mine "ending", as most people in the community do all the time.
these are the varried replies i got:
"Go cry yourself to sleep...the world means nothing to a 14 year old child."
"erica, you are 14.
this is hardly the end of your love life.
stop being such a drama queen."
"You 14??? LOL wait for another 10-15 years untill you can get desperat. If you haven't fond a man between 25-30 then you could worry, that's the time for people to get their own appartment and kids, you're only 14, I was loved first when I was 16!!!"
i then said something about age-ism
"Go make a picket sign, you little shit."
"stop whining. grow up."

I don't even have a chance to express my oppinion, because I am 14, it automaticaly means nothing.

current mood: pissed off

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1:27 am

Hi. My name's Erica, I'm 14, and I just made this community. it's pretty much a place for people of all ages to come in and talk about age-ism and what can be done about it.
What is age-ism?
It's discrimination based on age. You see it everywhere, the basic stereotypes are:
lie - Children are all stupid and cannot have respectable oppinions of their own that were not derived from their gaurdian's. They should be laughed at,
truth - Most children are very intelligent if they make an effort to learn and hold very strong oppinions based on their own feelings and thoughts.
lie - teenagers are all juvenile delinquents looking for trouble wherever they can find it.
truth - though teenage years are times of experimentation, not all teenagers are wild, many, even the majority, are very work centered and motivated to get a good education and live a quality life of their choice.
lie - middle ages people are all very sedated and boring, they are also extremely conservative.
truth - hardly any adults drop their teenage and childish behaviors when they reach adulthood, and their political oppinions would have no reason to change.
lie - old people are stupid, have no valuable oppinions, and cannot drive.
truth - this lie is much like the children's stereotype, when it has no reason to say such things about the elderly. Their age gives them experience and knowledge, and they have no reason to hold back their oppinions anymore! May of them can drive just as well as they could when they were younger.
And so on.
Feel free to talk about your encounters with ageism, what can be done about it, post any interesting facts, etc. Debate is encouraged, but keep it civil. that's about it, thanks for checking out the community.

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