An article appeared in Time Magazine: Startups for Seniors. I was hoping they were going to highlight seniors who started their own companies in response to age discrimination, but no: they talked about startups making devices to protect seniors in their own homes. Even worse, they referred to these seniors collectively as “Grandma,” as in, “If Grandma falls…” or, “If Grandma needs help…”  

Then there were mentions of “that ugly Christmas sweater your Gram-Gram got for you.

And from an article on social media, of all things: “For the first time, more than half (56%) of internet users ages 65 and older use Facebook. Yes: grandma and grandpa are now on Facebook.”

So now everyone 65 and older has grandchildren? Is this an extension of singlism?