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For some reason can’t post an answer to you ladies so here it is below. Aplogies if it comes to you twice!
Thanks for your comments. A few years back a young female reporter here (UK)was professionally made up to look about 30 years older. She went out onto the streets of London just doing her normal things.  

But she was totally horrified at how she was treated. She said it was like the ‘cloak of invisibility’ had descended on her.

I run training and coaching specifically for women and we talk about this a lot. Women in UK make about 80% of all major purchasing decisions so it is about time they (advertisers/governments) got their act together.  

But we have to stop worshipping at the fount of the youth too and be proud to be older women! Yes, I want to look attractive but I don't want to erase the wisdom of my years. When people say I look younger than I am, I wonder why that is perceived as a compliment because it is saying it is wrong to look your age! Be Older, Gorgeous and Proud of it!
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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 3, 2009
    • I like Tracy’s approach and I also like what Vicki said - We all need to be more outspoken about this subject. That’s one of the benefits of our menopausal years, after all. We don’t tolerate things like we did when we were younger. I’m refusing to put up with it. I will promise to speak up when I feel like I’m not being treated with respect. I am also planning to be more mindful of where I spend my money. And I’ll either recommend or diss accordingly to anyone who will listen.



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      007pouty wrote May 3, 2009
    • I’ve never been treated like that, yet.  But if it happened to me at first I would probably not say anything.

      As for you Mz. Tracy, you go girl!
      I’ve taught my son that people who are disabled visually are human beings just like the rest of us.  We do not treat them any differently, because of the way they look or act!

      I do have to say for older adults that have difficulty walking, carrying bags, etc., I have taught my son to ask if he may help them.  If they chose not to accept he is to let it go and continue with what he is doing.  At least he has done the gentlemanly thing and offered.  To me that’s like saying “yes mam” or “no mam“, it better happen!



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      Coachmombabe wrote May 3, 2009
    • I’m 52, and I’ve let my hair grow in natural color (which means a lot of white!). Does it make me look my age? Probably. But what’s wrong with that? My volunteers, all under the age of 35, already complain about getting older. As a mentor and leader, I feel it is also a responsibility of mine to be a good role model for aging gracefully, and joyfully...not fearfully!!!

      My new saying is “Happy is the new young!” I believe a person who is full of joy defies age!

      Great Post, Thanks!!!

      Blessings,
      Coachmombabe
      http://www.shilohhomeofhope.org

      "Treat others as if they are who they ought to be and you help them to become who they are capable of becoming." Goethe



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      Faye43 wrote Sep 1, 2009
    • I do not color my hair. I love my natural highlights (grays) happy



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      Mia Folkmann wrote Apr 2, 2012
    • I have been totally overlooked in shops at a degree where I began to wonder, if I actually HAD vanished in thin air! But maybe that was more a case of bad manners than my invisibility... happy



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