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

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.

NineMM

Hey goofus.........Still down in Naples? Pretty nice weather you're having today with the temp in the mid-eighties and the breeze off the gulf..........This is one of the kind of days I envy you.

I've flown into PIB to work when I wouldn't see a soul from the time I got to the airport on PIB, til the time I was ready to leave. A lot of times I was worried about getting home at the end of the day. If they can't see the monument, they don't fly.

Takes a special kind of person to live there year round.

Chung Lee

Chung Lee must ask "Is this on the comedy channel?"

Fireside

My advise if your going in person:
1) Get there early, fills up fast.
2) Don't sit too close to Winer Warner, he spits when he yells for you to "sit down".
3) Don't sit to close to SMOOCHY...he is like a St Bernard, lot's of slobber because he is so happy to see ya.

MINE

Weeeeeeee. The NEW commission. I'm so excited I could just pee my pants.

MomMom

Why?

the unsilent majority's picture
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all this cold almost made me forget about global warming

streak

Start with laying off road maintenance, because it is non-existent during the winter anyways.

Don

I hope they ask Don Icsman to be the permanent City Manager. What do you think?

Exxcellent

We would need a different law director, he can not do both. I think it would be a conflict of interest. What does he make as compared to manager? Would he even consider it?

Julie R.

CRACKER: I think "Don" was being sarcastic.....and if he was the "DonIscman" that was posting on the other blogs he sure is funny!

Exxcellent

Oh. Duh, stupid me! LOL

bobaluey

cute headline, sure is an attention grabber, until the bit about "he made it all up"...which makes SR out to be kind of slow on the draw.

Kid needs to be b!T*h slapped for a hoax.

Cowboy

This is "BREAKING NEWS"? Really? Wow, someome needs to re-evaluate what is and isn't breaking news. A boy making up a story to their teacher is not breaking news.

Sassy

What an @sshole.

MiddleRight

WOW THIS TITLE

is very misleading

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