Are older women invisible?
from CBC.ca archives | Fri, 3 Oct 2003
From a column by Georgie Binks
It all became clear one day, as I stood at the MAC makeup counter of a Toronto department store, trying to catch a salesperson's eye. The black-clad 20-somethings kept avoiding my steely gaze and waited on all of the younger women around me.
I worried that perhaps I was in the middle of a dream or possibly, even, invisible. When I finally grabbed a young man at the counter with a couple of piercings to his lower lip, he apologized. "I thought you were with your daughter," he said, pointing to one of the Goths beside me. God forbid a woman in her 40s should buy lipstick on her own.