Bored, bored, bored with seeing only young(ish), beautiful women everywhere and people mercilessly criticising older women.
Fed-up with seeing ageing famous women butchering themselves with horrendous ‘cosmetic’ procedures – yes, I do mean Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Faye Dunaway et al.
I am feminist to the core – and, no, this doesn’t mean that I have to dislike frivolous beauty and fashion – finding myself wholly saddened and bewildered at how we (women) seem to have taken steps backwards in so many ways over the past few decades particularly in respect of how we look.
I was reading a blog recently which discussed ‘the terrible fear that once I was no longer pregnant, I would still be fat and miserable …’. Yes, clearly this would be a huge tragedy?! But surely not life destructive, as opined by the writer.
Okay, I get that we all care what we look like but surely we condemn ourselves to a very unhappy life if we focus on this to such a degree, or allow society to do so for us. And yet, we do, or some of us do. I just don’t get it. I look at the pictures of famous women ageing (relatively) naturally, at my friends who mostly look great – sure we have differences but we always did and they are part of what makes us each unique and I wonder why we want to look the same but younger. Have we just lost the art of living out our life cycle? I wonder why that should be. Any thoughts?