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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Hillary and me - and the rest of us "women of a certain age"



For a very long time I refused to believe there is such a thing as being invisible because of my age. 

Maybe it's because I've always been, depending on my mood, happy to sit quietly and listen (okay - so that's rare, but it "does" happen), or I'm in the middle of things in a raucous kind of way. 

But, as I've aged and have begun purposely observing how I'm treated in group conversations as well as in one-on-one conversations it's become pretty easy to notice when I've been tuned out by the young man OR woman across the desk from me in a Customer Service situation. 

It's become glaringly obvious when the 2 or 3 men in a group have stopped including me in the conversation at hand. 

For you young women out there, be prepared. 

However. 

There's still a lot of young women who recognize that there are things to be learned from older women. 

And, there are men who recognize that we fierce older women can, by golly, be vibrant, interesting, compelling, fun, funny, smart, sassy and sexy.


This is an interesting read from The Washington Post - enjoy and take heed.  It contains a great deal of truth and substance:


"Hillary Clinton is a 68-year-old woman. And plenty of people hate her for it."

Hillary Clinton speaks during a fundraiser at the Capitol Hill. She’s 68, and younger than Donald Trump. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/hillary-clinton-is-a-68-year-old-woman-and-plenty-of-people-hate-her-for-it/2016/10/06/fac46ee8-8bd9-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html?postshare=2681476026925978&tid=ss_fb

1 comment:

Prentiss Garner said...

Happens to us men, also, Kaye!