Archive for August, 2010

Voice of Reason

Monday, August 16th, 2010

It has been one year and a half since my book came out -Voices of Older Women: What You Want to Say - Why You’re Not Listening. It has a good message. It says that older women are talented, skillful, wise, experienced, loving, nurturing, beings whom after the job of raising their families have been put out to pasture so to speak. They are not recognized for what they did and can still do. They are not treated with respect, not called on for advice; in fact they are often the dreadful mother in law referred to by the younger generation. They are not acknowledged for having brains, wisdom, and abilities. They don’t seem to be entitled to a life beyond or after raising the family. It says too that they don’t complain about it – don’t even talk about it to their families. And that the families don’t want to hear about it. They don’t listen and they don’t ask about the lives of the older ones.

I said that there is a communication gap. So what? So if that is the way it is who cares? (more…)