There are discriminations against the elderly in North American societies, especially old women. Old people are seen as declining, feeble and not mentally alert. Young people think that old people is too different from them thus they stop considering them as human beings-in other words, they think that the elderly should not have the same desires and emotions as they do-they should either be venerable rich in experience, planning high above the common state of mankind or they should be considered as useless-if they contradict the first image. 623 more words