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Published with WordPress. I want to fill a gap in the blogosphere for blogs addressed to women past 60, bucking the current trend where blogs for older women consist largely of fashion and beauty tips, as if successful aging depended on looking young! I want to hold my head high as I reflect on my accomplishments, my wisdom, and my joys. We refuse to be invisible. We have wisdom to share as mothers, grandmothers, lovers, successful career women, artists, life-long activists, and spiritual leaders.
Our potential contributions as older women are endless. We want to live as fully in our later years as in our earlier ones. My posts will reflect my personal trials and tribulations Women over 60 blogs carve out a meaningful life as an older woman living in a society seeped with ageism and sexism. I will also publish guest posts by older women, with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds than mine.
No topic is sacred. As a young woman of 25, married and living in Washington, DC and attending social work graduate school, I ed my first Conscious Raising group. Epiphanies piled up as we deconstructed the sexism that accompanied our coming of age. The empowerment I experienced in this group of like-minded women was exhilarating.
I envisioned new possibilities for my gender as I ed the campaigns for abortion rights, justice for rape victims, the ERA equal pay for equal workending sexual harassment at work, government funded childcare, and shared household and parenting chores. Those were mighty battles; some we won and some remain to be won. My participation in that era was life altering. We must draw upon the lessons from the Second Wave, working in solidarity with other old women to challenge the prevailing notion of old women as used up, irrelevant.
We can show them how to age with grace. We can be the mentors for them we longed to have for ourselves. Old age was something that Women over 60 blogs to other people. My arthritic hands have yielded gnarled fingers, often causing embarrassment when I use my hands to make a point. An arthritic knee limits my former power walks. I have more wrinkles, even to my despair, jowls! Night driving is anxiety provoking. Bad Ass Older Women mattandersonphotography. This reality becomes inescapable as I lose more friends and relatives each year. Pat Taub is a family therapist, writer and activist and life-long feminist.
She hopes that WOW will start a conversation among other older women who are fed up with the ageism and sexism in our culture and are looking for cohorts to affirm their value as an older woman. May Sarton Bauhan Publishing.
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