This clip comes from a longer documentary called “Look us in the Eye: The Old Women's Project”, that follows a group of older female activists. In this excerpt, they discuss some of the prejudices faced by older citizens, and then are documented protesting against President Bush.
Think about your reactions while watching this video – Did you identify with the women? Find them inspiring? Funny? Ridiculous? Would you have had the same reactions had the women been of a younger age? Why or why not?
What are some of the words that are commonly associated with older people? How does language help shape the way we think about the capabilities and personalities of people of advanced age?