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I recently joined Twitter. I put it off as long as I could, but I don’t have much for a news source except Facebook, and well, you know. Twitter isn’t much better, mostly I keep waiting to see the post about Trump going to jail, impeached, shot, what-evs. I can’t say I like it all that much, it’s a bit surreal, to be honest, what with having first hand access to celebrities, kind of takes the sting out it all… but more about that at a later date.

The one thing I do like about it, there isn’t a lot of tolerance for shit-talking in the comments. Commenting on actions, policies, that’s fine but to just call someone fat or ugly is a cheap, easy hit and it’s not tolerated. I applaud that. Someone made a comment about KellyAnne Conway’s looks, called her ugly and the commenter was tackled pretty promptly and thoroughly. Good. A friend of mine puts a birthday wish for friends and famous alike on his Facebook everyday, it’s great, and one day one of his friends referred to a birthday recipient as ‘ugly’. I made a comment about it and was immediately blocked. Again, what-evs.

Fine for you, to sit in your house without mirrors in your cloud of breath-taking beauty and not raising kids to be decent human beings to go about calling people ugly. First of all, it’s not up to you, asshole. Up to a certain point, we can’t help what we look like and while I may not be your cup of tea, I am still loved and beautiful in someone’s eyes. So is everyone. So fuck off with that.

But it’s the commenting on stuff I wanted to address. It drives us all nuts, I had to take off the CBC and Toronto Star Facebook page because the comments people make were so horrible.

Another friend of mine made a comment after the Women’s March about how some men still didn’t get it. I made a flip comment about it, always trying to go for the laugh, the comment was “Boys are dumb and they smell” Fine. I’m 55 so clearly trying to use the voice of a six year old. This comment was fine for everyone. Everyone except her new daughter-in-law. She kept coming back to it, trying to make something out of that wasn’t there. That’s these Millennia’s for you. No one was upset by the comment except her. And she was like a pit bull on a toddler about it. I don’t know her from Suzy Q, and frankly could care less.

She kept trying to make that the comment was about her husband, whom I have never met and therefore can not comment to his intellectual prowess nor can I comment as to his malodorous misgivings. She’s in the house, not me.    When it became apparent no one was going to back her, she parted with a comment calling us OLD, like this was an insult. Ummm…. Derrrrr.

She’s young, beautiful with a new husband and new baby. I can’t say what her motivation was, and to be fair,  couldn’t give two tiny shits. But hear this. As a young wife and mother you better hope to fuck you make it to be this ‘OLD’. In most cultures, old is revered, respected, honoured. With age comes, wisdom, intelligence, beauty, refinement, betterment.

The phrase Aging Ain’t for Sissies is very true. Age shaming is like fat shaming or Ugly shaming and has no part in a society where young people take their own lives rather than face harassment, so be mindful of your asshole comments.

You know not whereof  you speak, fuckface.