Singing from the same Spin sheet.Posted: August 25, 2011
But only because the women in question are beginning to talk honestly about what it’s like to be single and childless, after a certain age.
The fact that a spinster life is on one finger, liberating and joyful, and on the other nine fingers, scary, lonely and hard fucking work, makes it even more interesting.
Spinsterhood is not necessarily a success story. It’s a landing place. We ended up here but it was never the destination.
You can’t spin a spinster but what you can do is talk about it.
Hollywood Spinster does it with humour – this lady, not so much. But at least she’s being honest.
It’s curious to me that it’s slowly become acceptable to admit to some kind of society-defined defeat/failure. Especially in a world where everything is now covered in a faux celebrity gloss.
Our unique demographic makes us fascinating case-studies:
Our mothers told us we could have it all.
Our families were upwardly mobile.
We had a good education.
Here we sit, alone.
We, (women in their mid thirties to mid fifties) have lived through two crippling world-wide recessions (one still ongoing and slowly killing the lifestyle of spinsters by taking away disposable income), a sexual revolution that left men with all the power (there is such a thing as too independent it transpires), a determination to forge careers that left us unable to fully nurture relationships, the over-riding desire for men to want to fuck and be seen with much younger women, the spurious media-invented fads that are supposed to make it acceptable for women to be single and powerful (ie, cougars *spits*) but in fact, leave us weakened… and ultimately, the undeniable truth that in women’s cosmetically-enhanced pursuit of youth, we have become mere shadows of our inner spirit, making it impossible for real woman to grow old gracefully, and still be considered attractive.
Blimey, I should write a book about it.
Still, at least we’re still getting some.
And by that I mean that we’ve been screwed by both sexes, so we might as well make the most of it.
Let’s keep talking.