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  •  Oh, I don't think the perception is accurate by (0+ / 0-)

    any stretch of the imagination. I just think it's pretty common that women over 60 have to fight for the respect they deserve, much like 20/30-something women do.

    Men in their 60s are generally assumed to have some level of power - financial, educational, vocational -- while women in their 60s are often (wrongly) assumed to be feeble grannies and generally financially and technologically incompetent....until they prove otherwise, of course. Men rarely feel the need to "prove otherwise" because they're rarely treated with such disrespect.

    Gender itself in America is a major factor in the amount of respect a person is given, and for women, age seems to have a significant impact, too.

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