This is one of my pet hates. Hearing women call older women ‘adorable’ as if they are children and ‘cute’.

and being called the ‘old duck’ by my sons really sets me off!!

We, as older women, are NOT adorable, cute or even ‘just so BRAVE’. What we are is strong, accomplished, intelligent and capable.

Where this condescending view of older women (and men) came from I’m not sure – but seriously? What is this? Weren’t older people considered ‘elders’ in older civilisations? and not farmed out into little housing areas where we can be ‘retired’ from interacting with the youngsters?