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

starryeyes83

Why is this news?

Isn't that what the cops are paid to do?

sandumpy

A daily occurance in good ol sandumpy!!!!

thinktwice

If assaults were breaking news, wouldn't there be a bulletin every day? This is a daily occurance unfortunately. Imagine the h3ll this puts our local law enforcement and EMS through.

WhiteMale1

LOL hmm I wonder what this was over??? don't forget to mention the dude puking all over the back seat of the police car then him laying on the ground tweeking out hahahaaaa brothers must have had some bad rock

Desert Eagle

Agreed outsider
That is a poor excuse for a golf course anyways.

outsider

Someone explain the opening of Mill Creek Golf Course. This facility does not pay for itself. If I had my choice I'd rather have another couple cops on duty than a cow pasture putt putt. We need to make tough decisions. This is an easy one.

sandumpy

what test ?

Chung Low

@ Perkins 2 Funny LOL!!

Perkins2060

ICLES

safecracker2

Where do Rt. 4 and Rt. 60 intersect??? Anyone know??

bluebell

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towman

OK YOU DONT REALLY NEED TO BE SMART FOR THIS ONE!!! last i knew the west of us ment towards toledo!!! not east towards lorain and cuyahoga!!!!!!

Speakezy

Maybe they can discuss how to plow the streets AND shovel THEIR sidewalks!

Cityslicker

Are they going to do it in the public meeting, or go behind closed doors like they did with the layoffs?

Anonymous

Hey going to the meeting tonight check out this web site if you want to be informed.

http://www.city-data.com/city/Sa...

Thanks Wake Up for this link

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.

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