This week I got invited to an event for women over 50. Specifically, the website for this event states:
2013 is going to be your year for change!!
Discover how women over 50 escape the rat race and turn dreams into new careers and business!
At first, I wasn’t sure whether to feel:
(a) offended that the person sending me the invitation (a woman) thought I looked over 50. I’m about a decade off.
(b) bemused that the event organiser thought it would be a good idea to use this language
(c) totally guilty that I felt (a). After all, what’s wrong with being over 50 right?
It’s kind of like going up to a woman who is not pregnant, glancing at her stomach and then asking her: “How exciting! When are you due?”
There’s nothing wrong with being pregnant. But you don’t want people thinking that you look like you’re pregnant when you’re not!
What do you think? Would you feel (a), (b), or (c )?