Own Your Age

Sue Daugherty
Mar 23, 2010

A few months ago I read an article about being proud of your age.

I think I read it in the AARP Bulletin. It had pictures of physically fit, attractive, women wearing t-shirts that say “Own Your Age.”

In a nutshell this is a movement against ageism -- as in the discrimination and negative stereotyping of people based on their age. These proud "older" people are promoting a message that says I’m happy about who I am at my age.   

I find it interesting that in our culture, men with grey hair and crow’s feet are viewed as sexy, sophisticated, and attractive.  

Most women, however, will go to great expense to hide their grey and wrinkles because in American society grey hair and wrinkles are a detriment -- not an attribute for women.   

Generally speaking, these characteristics on a woman peg her as someone who is “old” -- which is a word we have come to believe is negative. Rarely is a woman with grey hair and crow’s feet perceived as sexy, sophisticated and attractive.

How did that ever come to be? What will it take for aging -- in a woman’s world --  to become socially acceptable? 

What do you do in your own life to make it socially acceptable to “Own Your Age?”

Comments

Anonymous

I bet Baxter offers him a plea deal. Something like 2 years and 3 slaps with a wet noodle sounds about right.

Anonymous

Is Stahl a one man commission now? How was this decision made? Decisions need to be made by seven commissioners not just one. Was this done by e-mail, special meeting or executive session that we didn't know about? The commission couldn't wait until tonight to discuss it and make a decision. Some more behind closed door decisions being made.

lilmurm

stahl is attempting to cover his own posterior since it was announced that citizens are interested in a recall. this only goes to prove that there is no integrity with this guy's decisions but only what's beneficial to him politically.

MINE

Looks to me that SOME people of Sandusky just can't be pleased with ANY decision ANYONE makes....First they are mad about one decision....then when it goes the other way....they are still mad. I don't get it. Maybe we need to let those that do the jobs...do their jobs.

Anonymous

Instead of broadcasting live from a bar, why not broadcast the "Police use of force" meeting this afternoon. Many of us would much rather see community events and talks like that broadcast on this website then a buch of people at a bar.

Kelly

Usually I have to see the cartoon to not get it.

Anonymous

Hmmmmmm.... were did they get this idea from.

Thank you Sandusky Register. I am glad to see that events like this are now worthy of live streaming, not just some get together at Shifters or the Pump.

Anonymous

I should have known......

wacker

wow, that time time of day?
I stop in there alot during the week, a good freindly store.

Joker

One would think as many times as that place is robbed, that they would install a floor panic button that cashiers could surreptitiously step on to alert the authorities. Armed robbery isn't funny but it is beginning to be a joke what a criminals' ATM that place is.

myirisheyes

thank goodness that nobody was hurt. this store gets a lot of foot traffic.
kudos to the young gentleman who has decided not to let this waver him in his employment. hopefully he's getting paid a little more than just min.wage.~along with the other employees.

Captain Gutz

Joker,

Please elaborate on this button and how it works.

Joker

It's a button on the floor, or hooked up directly under the register or elsewhere and when you press it, it sends a message to a security company (like Brinks), and that company then alerts local law enforcement.

Breaking News

Wait till one of these cashiers decides to get a CHL and then...pop goes the robber.

Unassumer

Someone has finally admitted that making an honest living is only peanuts. Admitting we have a problem is the first step.

Obamagalomania

Too bad there wasn't any concealed carriers around to put a bullet in this scumbag's head...

NineMM

Why nothing about the robbery that took place at the Mall last night?

It was reported on the front page of todays paper along with this story.

Three robberies in three days seems pretty unusual for this area.........Are people getting that desperate?

outsider

Folks,

One word: Drugs.

hancrack me up

NineMM...
Because it's the SR..."Last Night's News...Tomorrow" (unless you subscribe on line).

Who was robbed at the mall?

Cowboy

I hope this scumbag gets balls enough to rob my store. I will blow his head off. These thugs need to be put in their place and the law does not work in our favor anymore.

hancrack me up

Could we have maybe cleaned up the pic a little bit so you can see the face a little better? Oh, wait...sorry...that may exceed the 75 cent value of our award winning paper.

Betherella

I think that photo is a lot better than most. I'm sure that it's good enough that if someone who knows him sees the picture, they'll be able to tell who he is. Unless it's one of his drug buddies who doesn't care.

NineMM

The Register can only print a picture as good as supplied............The one in the Journal of the FNB robbery suspect was in black and white and the crook looked like an Atari character.......That's my bank and it gives me second thoughts to see that a farm market has a better surveillance system.

MINE

Awww....I feel bad for the cashier. I'm glad he was not hurt in any way. OUTSIDER is corect...it is all about drugs...this one was even too stupid to try and make sure his face wasn't right in the camera. I hope they catch the creep.

44846GWP

Someone will see this guys picture and will know who he is. I bet he is rounded up soon. What a dumb a-s!
He's lucky he didn't try to rob someone who was packing! A bullet in the head would stop him real quick.

SuZuKi450

Thats DUSTIN LEWIS.............. Figures He Would Have To Rob A Couple Places, Got No Job And Has A Baby On The Way..... And His Own Mother Kicked His Sorry Azz Out. I Dont Blame Her. But 100% DUSTIN LEWIS

cantsay

moderators have removed this comment because it contained personal attacks

Exxcellent

I personally think the robber looks much younger than the guy on the myspace page, but did you see all that money on there? Maybe it is him.

observer

Sure looks like him to me Do the cops read this page?

Joker

Yeah, the Sheriff is reading this page, although I would suggest you guys just call 419-625-7951 instead.

If this is indeed the guy I hope he deletes his myspace profile quickly because the prosecutor is definitely going to use it against him.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/...

and this one

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/...

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