[Content Note: Misogyny; domestic violence; sexual abuse; ageism.]
"One day last year, I was thinking about the erasure of aging women in our culture and searched for the term 'venerable women.' I was curious about what images of wise and respected women the world produces. Google's seemingly baffled autocorrect responded, tellingly: 'Do you mean venerable men or vulnerable women?'"—Soraya Chemaly, in an extraordinary essay on her grandmother, and on "Listening to Old Women."
One of my favorite things I've read in a long time!