Posted by on July 22, 2019 10:06 am
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/22/woman-60s-granny-media-women-age-ageist

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.

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