Gullette is the author of the upcoming (2024) book American Eldercide, about government abandonment of residents of nursing facilities.
Ageism Awareness Day is an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism in our society. The World Health Organization has called ageism a socially accepted form of prejudice that is as damaging as it is pervasive.
About the author
Margaret Morganroth Gullette, an internationally known age critic and prize-winning writer, is the author most recently of Ending Ageism, or How Not to Shoot Old People, which won both the Modern Language Association Prize for Independent Scholars and the American Psychological Associations’s Award for Contributions to Women and Aging.
Aged by Culture, the title of her 2004 book, has become a keyword in age studies. Declining to Decline won an award as “A best feminist book on American popular culture.” She is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis, and lectures, writes, and blogs frequently for national and international audiences. Her essays are often cited as notable in Best American Essays. Her forthcoming book is on the American Eldercide in the nursing facilities.