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

beepx22

friendoffriend... I'd suggest you never go to law school, you'd make a horrible laywer.

Kimo

re:Most Wanted wrote on Oct 9, 2009 12:27 PM:I slept with the 9mm beside me both nights.

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla.— A man who thought there was an intruder in his house shot and killed his fiancee the day before they were to be married, police said Friday.

"Right now everything points to a tragic accident," Police Chief Kevin Brunelle told The Associated Press, adding investigators were awaiting forensic results.

John Tabutt, 62, told investigators he got his gun when he thought he heard an intruder, then fired at a figure in the hallway, according to Brunelle. It was Tabutt's live-in fiancee, 62-year-old Nancy Dinsmore, who family members say he was going to marry Saturday. Tabutt told authorities he thought she was next to him in bed the whole time.

Think about your kids lady.
You think you hear an intruder.
It turns out to be one of your kids.

beepx22

Jimbo, then he was an idiot and didn't know the proper discipline for discarging a firearm.

Kimo

beepx22 wrote on Oct 10, 2009 9:07 PM:Jimbo, then he was an idiot and didn't know the proper discipline for discarging a firearm.

Look bub.
I bought my first gun in 1949.
Been around the block more than once.

Anyone that keeps a loaded gun next to where
they are sleeping is asking for trouble.
Anyone that is awakened by a noise and grabs
the gun, will shoot first and think later.
It happens time and time again, and it's
usually a family member that dies.

People are people and to think that you can
"train" them to think first, and shoot later,
when coming out of a deep sleep, is wishful thinking.

I have more than one gun, but never keep any of
them loaded.

I'm concerned for the ladies kids, not your
gun business or whatever it is you sell.

Kimo

re:then he was an idiot

The fact that you used "then he was an idiot"
tells me you haven't been around too long, or
haven't learned to much.

Anyone that calls some poor soul that woke out
of a deep sleep and shot his wife to be "an idiot"
knows little about people and how they react to
a stressful situation.

BTW
When I ran this in my spell checker it flagged
"idiot" as likely to offend someone and suggested
I use another word, you should take advice from
my spell checker.

Laughrica

This dude is a friend of a male cashier there, and not the one who got robbed. there are two that work there, so the other one.

hmmmm sound fishy to anyone else

whatsinaname

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Laughrica

although i'm surprised this place hasn't been shut down yet. its got more health violations than i could possibly put in the text box. one that really sticks out is the time i almost made the mistake of purchasing a doughnut from here. i looked in the case and there was about 50 (no exaggeration) gnats swarming and 3 flies. one of them was trying to burrow into a doughnut. some one please report this place

whatsinaname

Strawberry Hill is a dump. I've been in there twice and it's always a mess. I would be afraid of what the the bathrooms look like..

Laughrica

lol there are no bathrooms, just poorly kept port a potties out back behind the place. and dont bother asking for toilet paper.

"employees are not responsible" is what you get from the clerks

beepx22

Jimbo. I don't sale guns, though in these times i wish i did. If someone jumsp straight out of bed and starts shooting, then they're not properly trained. Plain and simple. and i'd never advise anyone to sleep with a loaded gun near them. Im self sleep with the unloaded gun and a speedloader locked within a few steps, along with a flash light. If you have the mental dexterity to load a pistol with a speed loader, you should be able to at least think well enough to gather basic target data before you start hammering at the local neighborhood cat or what ever is in your yard making noise. you never put your finger on the trigger till you're ready to shoot, and your never ready to shoot until you know there is a threat. So yes, the guy in the news article that shot his fiance... is an idiot. It's like owning a car. if you let someone loose thats never driven in a high powered sports car, they're going to probably hurt someone. Same with a gun, if someone that doesn't know what to do with it gets loose then yeah someone is probably going to get hurt. Thats why you get educated.

redroses

STACIELEE: YOU HAVE A SAD LITTLE LIFE TOO...IT'S GOING TO GET MORE SAD...

socially hazardous

this comment is too beepx22 you said that friendoffriend would make a horrible laywer but the truth in the fact is its not what you know its what you can prove beyond a reasonable doubt, #1 no gun has been found yet,#2 he has not addmitted to anything,#3 there is no video that shows him at the register robbing the place or adjusting anything in his waist, right there is enough to dismiss a case.

friendoffriend

exactly...so sorry buddy but word from a cashier and some crackhead thats not even aloud in strawberry hill...isnt enough to proove him guilty...maybe law school isnt for you...seems to make sense to everyone else....

beepx22

just curious, is that the only tape? or is that the one released by the police to identify the robber? I've been in strawberry hill a million times, they have more than one camera

socially hazardous

the camera's at strawberry hill are just like alot of small gas stations and farm markets with closed circuit camera's only one camera records at a time. the rest dont record unless they are switched over to the circuit

beepx22

well if thats the only feed, and they can't prove it was him, then he should walk. hope he has a good alibi.

socially hazardous

he really doesnt even need a alibi. they know he was at the store but did he do it we dont know. it could have been him, or the cashier, or someone else. it could have been aliens for all we know. also i thought it was innocent until proven guilty in this country but thats just me. others are just quick to trash someones name to satisfy their ego. one more thing when someone goes to prison and serves their time and gets released that means they have payed their debt to society and that should no long relect on their reputation. people just need to stop throwing other peoples buisness out there.

beepx22

people are arrested on less than this all time time. The video shows him, appearing to "Case the Joint" which on its own doesn't prove anything. You keep bringing up the cashier, I'd hope they'd at least check him for the cash. I know if my place got robbed after the police were there we'd all have to show what was in our pockets, and if we had nothing to hide we'd do it. If he didn't do it, then by God he should go free, but if they have enough evidence to charge him, he's gonna have to take the ride and see where it goes. Remember, you can beat the rap, not the ride.

Laughrica

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samiam

Wasn't it the former police chief, his followers, the chaplain that caused the turmoil you claim in Sunday's paper? From everything we hear now, the whole department is behind the new chief and the direction he is leading the department. If the trustees hadn't taken the disciplinary action against the detective, people would have been irate that he was being shown favoritism and getting away with breaking the law. You can't have it both ways. The trustees did the right thing. And the township is again proud of their "men in blue."

Justin

Good luck, Pirates!

looking around

Wow! despite everyones speculation it appears he has returned to Ohio or passed through heading west?

nickb

i hope they find them

Unassumer

He was here Monday. Don't mean he's still here. But you guys keep looking. And keep your doors locked. He might want to kill you too for being such dipwads.

chickilala

Unassumer - there is no room for sarcasim and put downs. this is a serious matter for many people that you do not even know and have no idea what any of these people are going through or why they are in a spot at the moment.

Please keep derogatory comments to yourself. They serve no one.

brutos smith

He was in Spotted?

Jeep Guy1

Kromer is dead .Suicide.

goofus

Party at the Skyway, get ready sue and mike.

goofus

Constant SW wind at 40 mph, 19 degrees, wind chill 2 below,global warming.

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