Honestly? This is still a thing? A question that needs to be asked?
As Dodai explored earlier today, sadly it's enough of a thing that feminist author Suzanne Braun Levine, founding editor of Ms.has penned the new book 50 is the New Fifty. 5itNF talks about the increasing ageism of society paired, paradoxically, with an increasing sense of opportunity for women in an age bracket that once spelled automatic retirement and a tacit societal asexualization. The title, as the author explains, is a response to bromides like, "Fifty is the new 30." Quoth she,