Posts Tagged ‘ageism’

On Ageism, and Keeping the Elderly “Old”

June 4th, 2014 2 comments

imageEvery year, M’s company has two parties.

One is called “Summer Fest,” and it’s for employees of all the CEO’s companies to get together with their families and have a good time. It’s usually outside, and scheduled around lunch time. For a while, it was at Great Escape in Lake George, but then they started opting for doing different things, like a cider farm with a petting zoo, and watching the local farm team play baseball.

The other is called “Winter Fest,” and it’s generally a business meeting with drinks and free food. They usually try to hold this party at restaurants in the city where they’re located as a way of giving back, and there’s always a raffle for the Schenectady City Mission. One year, they had a dinner theater. They made M be a Village Person and sing YMCA. It. Was. Awesome. Read more…

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No Stupid (Kink) Questions: Episode 6 – Ageism in BDSM?

December 8th, 2010 2 comments

NoStupidKinkQuestionsGandhi said that if you want to change the world, you have to be the change you want to see. To that end, Insatiable Desire brings you No Stupid (Kink) Questions, a series of questions asked by novice kinksters around the web. If you have a question for us, leave it in comments, or send it to rayne (at) insatiabledesire (dot) com with “NS(K)Q” in the subject.

Question 6:

So, I’m looking around the FetLife community for my area, and there seems to be very few people in my age group.  Will I be fighting a losing battle? Or is age just a number in the BDSM community?

“The BDSM community” is just a bunch of people, with similar interests, who choose to occasionally make nice in the interest of camaraderie, or information sharing, or finding a date, or… Joe and Josephine Average in many cases.  So of course there will be those outside of your age group who are going to treat you as if you are irrelevant simply because you’re too old, or too young.  While I wouldn’t say the BDSM community corners the market on assholery, I won’t deny the fact that there are assholes lurking within our midst.  That’s life.  Read more…