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 heard he was a crack head from Perkins

CgrMfn_Mn

Hey HiS,beepx22 said it all!

Perkins2060

Re: Here in sandumpy, that is quite possible after further review of the photo provided.

yogiberra

Correct me if I'm wrong "Perkins 2060" but isn't Fox Rd. Located in Perkins Township. Or will you claim that his mailing address says Sandusky. Oh wait, so does yours.

lovinyou

The cashier is my husband and i am so happy and lucky that the guy didnt do something really stupid to hurt my husband. he is doing okay with all this.He is a strong person and is ready to go back to work. Glad they caught him and hope he stays there for a long time.

Perkins2060

re YogiBerra, I don't pay income taxes to the city, do you???

yogiberra

Nope, left the area three years ago. Good to see you making a different comment though.

Anonymous

isnt there something about if you rob using a gun you get like 20 years or something like that ?

observer

That's exactly who the posters before said it was! What an idiot! Had his picture on MySpace! Duh!

MINE

GREAT job officers! Happy to see him caught. Thanx goes out to the person that blogged yesterday....they said it was this guy. Nice job!

Exxcellent

Yes, good job officers. And GREAT job to the unsung hero in blogland for identifying this guy!

Kelly

LOL They really did recognize him from his picture. They deserve a reward!

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the unsilent ma...

I wonder if his mom and wife are proud of him? I just saw his myspace and was entertained by the picture of him holding what appeared to be a couple thousand dollars worth of hundred dollar bills. What a tard

2cents

YogiBerra,
There are two Fox roads. One East of 250 and one off of Rout 4 “NASA is in the middle”. He would fall under Erie County anyway. He lives on the East side, East of Rye Beach Road. Because I am on East Fox Road but cannot convince the post office to recognize it as East Fox like they recognise Bogart as East and west many of my semi delivery trucks drive down West Fox to a dead end. Sorry for you people on West Fox, I do my best.

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Just looked up the sentencing chart and hes looking at a mandatory 6 for the gun plus 3 to 10 more for the crime itself if im reading this right....But with our goofball justice system here in Erie County he will probably get 18 months with a plea deal

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.

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