I am appalled that the Los Angeles Times would print this reader’s letter. I like to think they would not print a vicious racial attack on Ms Steinem and I like to think they would not print a vicious attack based on gender. Did they simply fail to notice what this reader was saying? Was it just slightly humorous enough to be worthy of print space?
I can think of a few racial and gender based slurs which may have qualified for the same acceptance in the media 40 years ago.
If a woman of Ms Steinem’s stature is to be publicly demeaned for her age then all of us crossing the line to our mature years are in trouble. As the early feminists called us to stop the inequities and to stand bravely and to speak out for what we knew was right I call on us all to do the same thing now on the topic of aging.
- State your age proudly
- Share what you know today
- Show what you do today
- Introduce those who have not seen 50 yet to the vibrant world of opportunity which awaits them on this side of the hill.
We have a very important point to make and being heard on this topic will impact our futures and the futures of our children and grandchildren…sound familiar sisters?