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Women of a Certain Age

The definition, according to Wikipedia of this phrase is an “Ironically polite term for a woman who does not want her actual age known, e.g. one who is close to or just over the menopause." Things which define women of a certain age are:   exceptionally gaudy clothing, homeopathy and aromatherapy, sensible haircuts, books on feminism, affairs with paper boys, and coffee mornings. The whole genesis of the name Don’t Call Me Ma’am came from our musings about how women age and how we can offer support in practical, positive ways.  “Women of a certain age” strikes us as such a demeaning phrase just as being called ma’am makes us feel old.  Obviously we all want to look and feel our best. ...

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More Than a Ma'am

Public opinion fell on both sides of the fence about Senator Barbara Boxer’s request to Brigadier General Michael Walsh that he refer to her by ‘Senator’ instead of ‘ma’am’. (click here for video) ‘The thing is, I worked so hard to get that title,’ Senator Boxer said. ‘So I would appreciate it.’ And we appreciate that she spoke up. Of course it’s not every woman’s style to call someone out when she’s called ‘Ma’am.’ And there are some women who may not even have reason to call anyone out—because it’s a name they never get called. (Lucky ladies!) But whether you are speaking out against ma’am or just living your life in ways that defy what the word ‘ma’am’ represents (“think” the...

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