Unwanted Middle Aged Woman seeks Respect

"Oh, My Goodness!!" A friend said to me when I met her for a coffee after she called distressed after another failed interview. “I am a middle-aged white woman who is now a minority in her own country, a country I was born in!! “What! I thought, are you allowed to say that out loud, as I quietened her down so others in the cafe would not hear her.