Playboy isn’t the type of publication you would expect to write about age discrimination – given the fact that most of the women they feature are what would be considered “young,” not to mention their physical attributes and the fact they are exploiting women could be labeled sexism, but that’s another story.
As Joel Pollak from Breitbart reports:
Playboy‘s Ashton Applewhite writes that Brown is a symbol of prejudice against older people. “Ageism is the last acceptable prejudice in America–that and Asian drivers,” Maher had said, en route to arguing that “only in America is age more important than the fact that Jerry Brown took a broken state and fixed it.”
Applewhite, in an article entitled “Why Jerry Brown Can’t Be President,” remarks: “As Maher points out, discriminating on the basis of age is stupid because age is relative. . . . It’s high time to mobilize against age-based discrimination and stereotyping. Otherwise, ageism will pit us against one another. It will rob society of a vast amount of knowledge and experience. And it will poison our futures by framing longer, healthier lives as problems instead of the remarkable achievements they represent.”
Sure, everyone reads Playboy for the “articles,” but this one makes no sense at all. Bernie Sanders is running for the democratic presidential nominee, and he’s almost 74. Vice President Joe Biden, who may possibly enter the race, is 72, and Hillary Clinton is 67 – though my guess if you mention a woman’s age, it may automatically be considered age discrimination.
James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal probably said it best: "Brown is 77. We’ll bet the Playmate of the Month is quite a bit younger."
This probably goes for Bill Maher’s taste in women as well.