I have a fondness for the Daily Mail, and as columnist myself (with Ask Jane here) a sense of loyalty too. I have read it for years ( albeit sometimes secretly ) and whether you love it or hate it, it’s the paper that most people know the content of – although it’s ability to infuriate is legendary.
This week however, I am angry at a small minded piece it’s published about three famous women – Madonna, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell who decided – well within their rights I believe – to have a night out on the town!
The paper has not only published unkind pictures of them, but accused them of ‘partying like teens’…so WHAT!.. And also stating their cumulative age – how rude!
In an era when ageism is a dirty word, what can have persuaded a well known and reasonably well respected newspaper to publish such unkind and unnecessary drivel? Surely clicks can’t matter that much – who honestly cares?
What right have any of us got to say that because we are a certain age we are no longer allowed to go out and have fun – and yes maybe even try to forget for a while our age!
These three women look wonderful in my opinion. They have had lives ….and more than their fair share of adverse publicity while doing things that ARE possibly wrong…so why in hell are they being punished for something so innocent!
I love a night out and I most certainly don’t intend to stop enjoying them because someone, somewhere decrees me too old to do so, and neither should anyone else.
Get a grip DM – I am loyal and I do have a fondness – but degrading older women who are having a laugh just isn’t on!
It was last year when the idea of a site for other women like me dawned – active, busy and ambitious women who just happen to be older.
Firstly it was going to be just fashion, but very quickly I realised that if I were going to write anything – then it would have to have more meaning than just that.
I decided to incorporate lifestyle and wellbeing and make the whole thing truly interactive and inclusive. I felt that with these issues covered, then there really was no end to what could be discussed and discovered – and who may benefit as a result.