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The female titles ('honorifics') Mrs, Miss, Ms: Paula Coston reclaims the best (but might surprise you with her choice)

Not going to talk about Easter. For a woman childless not of her own volition, too many eggs about. Martine, the childless protagonist of my novel… 1,711 more words

Jackets – I love them

I do like a tailored jacket and by that I mean a buttoned-up, nipped-in-the-waist kind of jacket. And before you say, I can’t wear something like that because of my size, there’s a friend of mine who wouldn’t mind me saying (because I checked) that although she is a plus size she found a charity shop jacket in a stunning red and looks wonderful in it because it’s tailored – excess, flowing material does not hide a fuller figure, less is more, in my opinion. 680 more words

Older Women

It's my birthday, and I'll dress young if I want to

So,  I had a little,  teensy-weensy birthday last week.  I have now reached the grand old age of 47.  Cue trumpet fanfare.  Thankfully,  it doesn’t concern me that another year has crept up and taken me in a strangle-hold;   I am not the kind of person who worries about growing old.  630 more words


Falling flexibility as older women frozen out

The number of older women working flexibly has fallen as they are being “frozen out” of the labour market.

That’s according to analysis of labour market statistics by charities Age UK and Carers UK. 289 more words


Sexism in Feminism

I wrote this for a class about close relationships just this semester. I have been fighting an uphill battle against feminist ideas about how terrible men are and how our behavior is maladaptive because women do not understand it. 1,465 more words

My response to Lynette’s post. The joys of charity shop shopping in the UK!

I thought I’d comment on Lynette’s post but have so much to say it’s turned into a post all of it’s own!

You can see from Lynette’s piece (published 7th April) that there’s quite a difference between shopping in a thrift store in the States and shopping in a charity shop in the UK. 737 more words

Am I Too Old To Wear That?

This is a question to which I’ve recently given some thought. Being a certain age, having lost thirty lbs. and gained a habit of lifting weights I started wondering if I could wear… shorts? 342 more words