I have the utmost respect for the aged. I dislike ageism, and when advertisers and the media portray the elderly as incompetent, demented, and feeble. I don't think it is funny to laugh at their struggles and the slow and sometimes painful walk to the grave.
However, why do they do stuff like this? They will get no special treatment from me, when they are asking for it. I never see an older person in the media, that I can say, "Oh, that could be my grandma", or "He is a strong and sharp individual". Its like, "Oh that robot is helping that old lady" or "Why are those old people giving me the finger?", "Why does that woman have to wear such a tight unitard whilst working out?" , " I hope their teeth don't come out from eating all that corn on the cob"
What do you think?? Am I nuts? (yes) Can you provide examples of strong, sharp elderly persons from the media??
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Posted by slow loris at 11:26 PM