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

intheknow

Forget the button to alert law enforcement. If our commissioners have their way.... by next year there will be nobody to respond!

Great job (again) by the Erie County Sheriff's Department!!

Hmm

re intheknow: That's the fear mongering we needed on this thread - thanks!

Kimo

re:need more cc people..........

Christopher Leonard was released Monday on $20,000 bail following his arraignment in District Court. Police said the 38-year-old shot his neighbor John Rota in the stomach Friday when they got into an argument over the disposal of leaves near their homes.
Rota told police that Leonard always carried his gun, even when cutting the lawn or playing with the kids in the yard.

We need more nut cases like Leonard, that will
solve all our problems............

kURT

Unsilent majority...."what a tard." HAHAHAH...that's REAL funny!

NineMM

Didn't hear about that case jimbo.....The Leonard name does ring a bell. The guy does sound like a nut-case. There are good people with ccw permits however.

I laugh out loud when 2cents, SCHLICK, and others boast of thier bravado and how they would've taken care of it. Internet talk is cheap. When it comes right down to it, they probably would shoot themselves in the foot, or some innocent beer cooler or the cashier.

That's if they don't wet themselves first.
Shooting at another human is a split second, difficult, and do or die decision. Even veteran law officers, and veterans of the armed forces have a difficult time dealing with the psychological effects of taking anothers life, or seeing anothers life taken.

Especially with the mess that hydra-shock rounds make.

saved_by_grace_...

Don't worry Obama will solve all our problems. "Deliver us Obama"! I am sure this kid voted for Obama just like all of the other liberal thieves who lie, cheat and steal for a living. Maybe Obama will represent him as a public defender. Nah, I forgot he is too busy implementing his own agenda. You guys are right guns are the problem. Take all of them away then this kid would be a good law abiding citizen who contributes to society. RETARDS!!!

Bush04lover

saved_by_grace_not_works, I been waitin fer one of yens to say it, you speak my language. You are a true patriot and you hit the nail on the hed. Ever since Obama got in office people lost thare jobs and you got all his supporters out there robbing and steeling. Its him and acorn that planned all this the for the last 8 years. Watch this kid get on one of Barack Hussein Obama's death panels when he gets outa prison.

And your right even if he didn't have a gun the cashier woulda handed all the money over.

SuZuKi450

moderators have removed this comment because it contained libelous or defamator statements.

Duhast

Wow Bush04lover! You slaughter the written English word just as Bush slaughtered the spoken English language. I think the only thing you spelled correctly was Obama’s name. Freudian slip?

OK you bloodthirsty cooks. If this guy came into your store and pulled a gun on you, you’d need to start wearing Depends. You talk a big talk until Mr. Glock is looking up your nose.

hancrack me up

All cops had to do was come here to find the name & MySpace profile of this guy. Hilarious! MySpace is public domain so this post should not be deleted...again, his profile:

http://www.myspace.com/96589542

Kimo

thanx for the link........

Should be updated to read: Dustin had 50 friends.

The one lady..........

Same last name as a doctor in sandusky?????

intheknow

HMM...fear mongering? You'd better do your home work and catch up on current Erie County events. Find out what was discussed at the last Commissioners meeting.

beepx22

he didn't pull a gun, he flashed his gun. If he came into my store and did that he'd be staring down 3 to 5 pieces, depending on the day of the week. like i said before, the purpose of CC or even OC isn't to kill, but to protect. one kid versus a couple of people that have their own weapons, isn't bad, unless he gets jumpy. For those of you that don't want guns available to the public, wait till one of us nuts saves your bacon, and then see how you feel.

Anonymous

UPDATE: Civil Service Commission has gone into executive session to discuss pending litigation regarding disciplinary action of an employee.

Karl Hungus-Mr....

Thank you for covering this live.

Karl Hungus-Mr....

OH SNAP!!!!!

Clawbar9

She's Back! She was reinstated.

EddieOs

***" She's Back! She was reinstated. "***

That is fantastic news! Good news!

Anonymous

And how much money was spent here ????? WHAT A JOKE !

Anonymous

beepx22 yeah big difference there !! NOT !!!!

Most Wanted

Someone was talking about different gun permits. Could someone explain the difference? Thank you.

ERNesbitt

Re: Most Wanted

The acronyms are different, but they are the same thing. CC, CCW, and CHL are all referencing the concealed carry permit allowing the holder to carry a concealed pistol anywhere that is legally allowed (schools, government buildings, etc. are not allowed. But, any store or business that does not have one of those "No firearms allowed" signs on their door allows for a Concealed Handgun License holder to carry a concealed weapon.)

http://www.ohioccw.org is a good place to start if you are interested in the different laws.

OC or Open Carry is legal for any resident of the state of Ohio over the age of 18. You can openly carry a loaded firearm. I'm not too sure of the restrictions (the same gov't buildings, etc.), but I do know it is legal.

The most important part of gun safety is education. There are people who got a CHL just to have one. However, the people who are likely to carry concealed are passionate about the subject, and have probably spent a good deal of time getting to know their firearm and how to use it properly.

The most important part of the education is learning *not* to fire the gun. Had this poor kid made the mistake of flashing a gun at a serious CHL holder, he would have probably been face to face with a snub-nose .357 before he could lay his hands back on his gun. He would have been ordered to the floor and kept their until the authorities showed up, or he would have ran and the robbery would have been averted.

As-is, the kid is an idiot... an all-around idiot. I hope he gets the help he needs in prison.

beepx22

well said ERN. thanks.

Most Wanted

Thank you ERNesbitt. My husband bought me a 9mm last year after our house was broken into. There are times he works late at night or has to travel overnight. I have been very leary about owning this gun. I have three kids in the house. Anyways, he taught me how to use it and all that and I'm a terrible shot outside at 80 ft. However, if someone was in my house at 20 or so ft. I don't think I'd miss since I have 9 chances! I was going to take the class that gets you licenced. Not because I want to carry but felt I would feel better knowing I took a class and educated myself. I didn't do it yet. Thinking I will now. Our car alarms have gone off twice in the last month after midnight. I slept with the 9mm beside me both nights. I just think I'll take the class after reading all these break-ins as of late. Don't see it getting any better any time soon. Thanks again.

Kimo

LEBANON, Pa.— An autopsy was planned Friday for a suburban mother who last year shocked other parents by openly carrying a loaded handgun at her daughter's youth soccer game and this week was found shot dead with her husband in an apparent murder-suicide.
Meleanie Hain, who ran a baby-sitting service and became a voice of the gun rights movement, and Scott Hain, a parole officer, were found dead Wednesday inside their home in Pennsylvania.

Didn't do her much good to carry a gun.
Her husband was quicker on the draw........

friendoffriend

ill repeat here as i did on the other......who's to say dustin even did it?? they have no gun....theres no video of him at the register...just shows him walking the store...maybe the so distraut cashier that cant work...needed to pad his pockets a little bit??? did they find the money on dustin? did they find a gun? nothing.....just from the cashiers mouth....

stacielee

Hey "Friend of a Friend" .... I know Dustin... And I know Cody (the kid who got stabbed) and I am not a keegan.. And guess what.. Dustin is a FU*k UP! What kind of person in his right mind would TRY to kill somebody??? It wasent over a girl and it wasent self defense! I know first hand!!!!! Who cares about his sad little life... Thats NO excuse for what all hes done! DO you know how many people this guy has HURT? Hes beter off rotting in prison.. And if you ask me.. your no better than him. since he is "your friend" What kind of person are you? I think you need to pick new friends. And im glad dustin robbed the Hill... Now maybe hell be in prison for a long long time!!!

friendoffriend

hahahahaha man im crying from laughin so hard....hahahah he tried to kill him really...hahah cause im pretty sure when cody fell on the knife and they were on the ground he coulda stabbed him if he wanted to and prolly kilt him...and if it wasnt over a girl then what was it??? probably because he drove to her house and told them on the phone he was going to kill them...simple as that...he did mess up..i understand that and im still his friend i could care less what you say...as far as me...i actually work 40 plus hours a week at almost $20 an hour not trying to brag or anything but to prove another idoit on this site, never done drugs, drink on very few occasions...never been arrested...your just ignorant for even saying something like that when for one you have no clue who i am or anything about me...but you must be a detective with ole unknown sense you know so much...but once again werent there...

lovinyou

friendoffriend you had made a comment on the 9th saying that the police was taking the cashiers word. well for your information he descibed the guy and thats who they said it was. my husband doesnt know Dustin. And you are saying stuff to someone else about judging well you need to take your oun advice. you dint know the cashier.he does work so i dont know what you are talking about.

friendoffriend

i wasnt refering to the cashier what im saying is they dont have him on camera actually robbing the place...all i said is that its all just hear say inless they find a gun....because they dont actually have him on tape..only thing he's on tape doing is waking back and forth...nothing against the cashier....

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