Ageism is alive and well and affecting mature women on a daily basis.
Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2012
NBC said her heart just wasn’t in it. Ann Curry says differently. And according to a recent interview in Ladies’ Home Journal Ann feels the real reason she was let go from the “Today” show may have simply been her graying hair and that she’s getting older. Cathy Beggan, founder of Go Away Gray, an all-natural supplement designed to prevent gray hair agrees with Curry’s assessment and how Curry’s termination only spotlights a bigger epidemic affecting women everywhere.
“Ageism is alive and well and affecting mature women on a daily basis,” said Beggan. “It involves holding negative stereotypes, and women in particular often have problems achieving promotions, finding new work and changing careers.”
Curry’s high profile profession has brought to the forefront the glaring differences of how ageism in the workplace not only affects women more than men, but also how different industries regard women and aging. Because Curry’s physical appearance is so paramount to the success of the “Today” show, the broadcast industry is less forgiving of gray hair than other industries might be. Today, with a struggling economy, high job competition and young graduates flooding the work force, a youthful and vibrant physical appearance is more important than ever, especially for women.
A study by More Magazine showed that 1 in 5 women felt that being over 40 hurt them professionally, and those over 55 admitted age had hurt their chances of getting a new job. The statistics not only highlighted the enormity of age discrimination but also how silent it is.
“No one really talks about age discrimination, especially women,” stated Beggan. “Society has long dictated to women what is considered beautiful and tells us how we should look and feel. I’m supportive of women making their own decisions on aging and my main reason for creating Go Away Gray was to offer a solution for helping prevent gray hair while looking vital at any age.”
Rise-N-Shine, LLC is a New Jersey based all-natural supplement company engaged in developing proprietary, targeted supplements on the basis of meeting everyday needs naturally at http://www.goawaygray.com.