Although the Yaga could blow life's breath into a mouse-child with
infinite tenderness, she would rather not be around sweetness and light
....a woman gradually learns to not just look, but to squint and
peer, and then, more and more, to suffer no fools.
(Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves)
Skeery Old Poly Ladies (see this newsgroups thread) over 40, and our minions, protegées, protegés, and admirers.
Here are some definitions of "lady." Feel free to use them or make up your own.
Your skeery old moderator is firecat