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Jan. 8, 2015, 9:39 a.m. -  Cam McRae

#!markdown Several others have picked up this thread similarly, so obviously this should have been made more clear. As editor of this piece I'll take responsibility for that. I believe Jordan's point was to contrast our societal perceptions with the reality of this story, not to malign older people. At 49 I'm not young enough to be this woman's son but as I've gotten older I hope I have become more respectful of others, more aware of how my actions may impact them. Add this to our perception of women of that age tending to nurture rather than destroy and we have a story that turns stereotypes inside out. The older woman taking actions to injure those who participate in a sport whose participants are skewed heavily toward the young male demographic; the very group that is blamed for much of the recklessness and bad behaviour in our world.

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