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does something happen to women when they reach a certain age?

(108 Posts)
mauricetinkler Fri 15-Jul-11 14:13:53

50s and 60s perhaps. They go all uptight and weird and develop this huge chip on their shoulders and just seem so...angry with the world. I'm seeing it more and more...

squeakytoy Fri 15-Jul-11 14:14:28

Some do... probably related to the menopause. But not all.

Beamur Fri 15-Jul-11 14:14:30

Are you a man?

weedle Fri 15-Jul-11 14:15:19

<grabs DD and runs for the hills>

simbo Fri 15-Jul-11 14:17:34

Yep, it's called ageing/menopause, and it will happen to you too (unless you are a man).

LineRunner Fri 15-Jul-11 14:17:57

They're probably feeling oppressed. wink

olderyetwider Fri 15-Jul-11 14:17:57

Fuck off <only sensible response from woman nearly 50>

DoMeDon Fri 15-Jul-11 14:18:04

People in 50's, 60's now were post war children - many of whom didn't have the parental support they needed as their own parents were recovering from ravages of war and had not much to invest in their DC emotionally. I find them one of the most 'childish' groups interact with (as a sweeping generalisation of course - a huge percantage are totally 'normal')

AgentZigzag Fri 15-Jul-11 14:20:20

I can't wait to let all my repressed anger free on the world without caring what other people think of me smile

They go all uptight and weird and develop this huge chip on their shoulders and just seem so...angry with the world. I'm seeing it more and more...

Projection...beautiful example.

SevenAgainstThebes Fri 15-Jul-11 14:20:57

No. It doesn't.

hth

giveitago Fri 15-Jul-11 14:21:44

M - what the heck are you on about? Example please.

thestringpeople Fri 15-Jul-11 14:22:00

Men aren't immune from having a massive chip on their shoulder, I've come across just as many men as women like your description.

Some people reach the end of middle age and accept that they aren't going to realise all of their dreams or perhaps their finances aren't as healthy as they would have like and they get grumpy. It doesn't happen to everyone, I know lots of jolly souls in their 50/60's.

It must also be annoying when the media are constantly harping on about the baby boomers as never having it so good. What if you are skint and aren't having the time of life? Must feel pretty shit when you are being blamed for the next generation having a difficult time ahead of them.

frillyflower Fri 15-Jul-11 14:22:07

Oh what a lot of bloody rubbish. Just feck right off.

That angry enough for you?

And as for the 'postwar children' amateur psychology .. words fail me!

27tilly Fri 15-Jul-11 14:22:54

I'm with Agent

rubyrubyruby Fri 15-Jul-11 14:22:54

Do you mean theybstop being a fucking doormat?

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CrapolaDeVille Fri 15-Jul-11 14:23:46

Is that the same time that men become cantankerous, self absorbed and arsehole like?

Bloodymary Fri 15-Jul-11 14:23:48

I am 56 and this is news to me.

Seriously, there are many people who are weird, uptight and have chips on their shoulders. But they can be of any age and/or gender.

Malificence Fri 15-Jul-11 14:24:23

Perhaps it's just you Maurice? You are a bit of a dick.

CrapolaDeVille Fri 15-Jul-11 14:24:39

(just after the mid life, mullet driven, motorcycle riding, shagging the secretary spell men like to call a crisis?)

Malificence Fri 15-Jul-11 14:25:36

<snurk> grin

squeakytoy Fri 15-Jul-11 14:25:52

The post war example does actually have a lot of truth in it.

AgentZigzag Fri 15-Jul-11 14:26:37

Maybe the OP's insinuating MN is full of Women Of A Certain Age who are angry they can't eat the chip on their shoulders?

frillyflower Fri 15-Jul-11 14:28:05

The post war example does actually have a lot of truth in it.

Really? I don't imagine it does.

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