Feeling Invisible in Your Older Age?
14 September 2019 | Living Well
I recently reported on a Melbourne Fashion Week forum that I attended, where the issue of older women being invisible was raised and dismissed in the same breath. ” Invisible? Invisible to the male gaze? Who cares?!” suggested the panel member.
One of Viva70’s greatest supporters Maureen Moffat who lives in Canada commented on the article and gave a beautiful example of waiting at a cafe… and waiting and when her son appeared the serving staff asked Maureen’s son what she would like to have for lunch! Invisibility? Oh Yes!
I remember being in Manhattan where my English sensibilities were somewhat disturbed, as I saw older women disrupt the social order by loudly complaining about the counter service and demanding attention. They refused to be invisible and took an alternative route… a ” ballsy dame” is what I think such women could be called although I think they are simply LOUD …….. and assertive!