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Nearly 2 Out of 3 Women Age 50-Plus Regularly Face Discrimination

AARP survey reveals that many women face biases, putting them at risk for mental health issues

Nearly 2 out of 3 women age 50 and older say they are regularly discriminated against, and those experiences appear to be taking a toll on their mental health, according to the latest "Mirror/Mirror" survey from AARP.

The poll of 6,643 women paints a disheartening picture of discrimination affecting women of all ages, ethnicities and races, with significant implications for their health and longevity.

Ageism was the most frequently reported type of discrimination among women 50 and older who experience discrimination regularly, with 48 percent reporting bias based on their age, according to the poll. Discrimination based on ethnicity/race/skin tone, weight, gender and social class was also widely reported.


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