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Attitudes towards Older Women in Central Canada
A discussion of the negative attitudes towards older women in central Canada.
# 136128 | 750 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Communication (Television) , Women Studies (General) , Aging (General) , Canadian Studies (General)

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The paper examines notions of older women contributed by five informants under the age of 50. The paper highlights the influence of TV stereotypes and the non-exposure to older women as people. The paper makes references to course material, asserting that fewer people have direct access to elders and obtain a full knowledge of what old age entails. The paper emphasizes the power of stereotypes and ageism that are broadcast by TV.

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"Five persons aged 22 to 50, three of them female and two male, were spoken with informally on topics to do with aging and women. This exercise proved somewhat depressing given notions of aged female reality that each person seemed to hold to one degree or another. North American culture seems to view elderly women as pathetic people who live in steady decline. When asked how they saw women in old age, all informants had a negative response, the three women making comments on how they feared old age, and..."

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