David Goodall, 104, just took his own life, after making a powerful statement about assisted death
On his final day, before he went to a Swiss clinic to die, David Goodall spoke about his 104 years of life — and his scheduled death.
The ABC reported at the time that after nearly two decades on the campus, Goodall was told to leave amid concerns about his well-being. The incident gained international media attention, with Goodall, then 102, calling it ageism in the workplace.
ageism /-dʒɪzm/ を取り上げます。『ウィズダム英和辞典』には、「年齢による差別; 老人差別」とあり、主に米国で使われる表現だと分かりました。LDOCEには、“unfair treatment of people because they are old”と定義されており、同義語としてage discriminationが載っていました。