Can the real ageist please stand up?

The election of Trump, the annual Dutch debate about Zwarte Piet, and recent racist media portrayals of Sylvana Simons have placed the topic of stereotypes and discrimination high on the news agenda. In the past weeks, the Dutch media have extensively debated and highlighted the current threat of increased discrimination as well as the need to halt those that are responsible for spreading it. The question who is guilty of stereotyping or discrimination seems to be difficult to answer. Personal allegations of discrimination in the media are often met with strong denial and fierce opposition, as not many of us desire the reputation of being a racist, sexist, homophobic, ageist or an otherwise

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