Sweet old lady, spinster, crony, old goat, dirty old man, biddy, fogie, hag!
Why does ageing come with so many negatives phrases? Many people crave youth and are barraged by messages that it's sad to be old, that wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people are useless.
Author and activist Ashton Applewhite believed all of these messages too, until she realised where this prejudice comes from and the damage it does. Now she’s in a public fight against all forms of ageism.