On ageism and why you all can get off my fucking lawn.

I have a test in Personality Psychology in about 2 hours. I need to study a bit more to make sure that I have the vagaries of Freud’s cocaine-dipped, fame-chasing nonsense all straight in my head. Otherwise, this post’d be quite a bit longer.

As ‘tis, I will likely return to this topic because, WTH is wrong with some people?!

Ahem.

On Facebook this morning, I saw a post by a women’s sweat equity group (The Sweaty Betties, if you’re inclined to look them up) stating:

Pictured: Way more dedication to exercise than I have.

“No matter what your opinion of Madonna… she sure has taken damn good care of herself!”

With which I agree. She has – at least for the past decade, many more – worked very hard on her physical body.

However, the comments were more than a bit infuriating:

“Must be nice to be able to have all that money! Look, so plastic!”
“LOL, plastic surgery!”
“Ew, old thighs!”
Etcetera, etcetera.

All the money in the world can’t buy a healthy body. That is the result of setting a course for yourself and sticking to it. Also? The whole “ick, she’s old!” does not, in fact, erase said hard work or make her less than what she is. Additionally, she’s what?  50-something?

I run into this sort of thing at school, albeit not because I look like Madonna. It’s more, “Why’re you in college, sucking up all the learning in the room, you old person, you?”

*snarl, gibber, snarl*

Yes. Definitely coming back to this topic when I have some time.

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3 thoughts on “On ageism and why you all can get off my fucking lawn.

  1. People… seriously SAY that shit to you?!

    When I was in college in the late 90s and there was a gramma in the class, the overall opinion was “It is so fucking AWESOME to have her here!”

  2. I’m pretty sure Madonna takes pride in having not gotten any plastic surgery. With as much as she exercises and how well she takes care of herself, she probably doesn’t need it.

    As for people giving you shit for being an “old” student, that is fucked up. Whenever I go back to school, if I get that kind of crap from anyone, they’ll get my best withering glare until they slink back to the hipster rock they crawled out from under.

  3. Madonna has been dedicated to yoga for more than 20 years. People need to shut their jealous traps. While it would be nice to have that kind of money, you are right. Money cannot buy good health. Money cannot buy a body that still dances like she dances at 50+ years old. Dedication and hard work buy that.

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