The media too often uses the term as a lazy shorthand for women of a certain age – it’s ageist, negative and unfair
I am a 66-year-old woman and I am many things: a writer, poet, editor, dancer, gardener – but one thing I am not, is a grandmother. Despite how the world often chooses to represent me.
Every other day you will probably see “granny” used in reference to older women: on the BBC; in broadsheets and tabloids; in the local press; on YouTube and other social media. It’s a veritable granny fest.