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Subject:  Re: Geezerettes Date:  11/12/2004  2:58 PM
Author:  redhed Number:  205 of 1306

A little late in catching up, but in answer to the question of whether there is a term for female geezer, I believe it is "crone". I first heard about it in cultural anthropology classes. It's used in a positive way, meaning a woman who has reached menopause. It's also associated with wisdom. There are many web sites on it. For example, on one site, I found this:

"For the first time in history, enormous numbers of women are traveling through the gate of menopause and looking forward to a life span of some 30 more years. And we women have a certain hard-won wisdom, gleaned through consciously processing the experiences of our long and fruitful lives. What are we going to do with this wisdom? Play golf? Get our hair done? We begin to glimpse the opportunity, and the responsibility."

Ann Kreilkamp, Founder, Crone Chronicles

Just thought I'd throw my 2ยข worth in.

~ redhed *crone

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