Nearing 50, Madonna Jabs 'Ageist' Society

'I'll be forever young,' says quiet, shy Material Girl
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Jun 11, 2008 11:00 AM CDT
Madonna holds her adopted son David Banda in her arms as her daughter Lourdes, looks on, at the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji, Malawi last year.   (AP Photo/Karel Prinsloo, File)
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(Newser) – Madonna says you can take your ageism and shove it, reports the Daily Mail. "Not only does society suffer from racism and sexism, it also suffers from ageism. Once you reach a certain age you're not allowed to be adventurous, you're not allowed to be sexual,” the less-than-bashful 49-year-old said. "Are you supposed to just die? I've never been a conformist."