Let the celebrations begin.
“It’s official! Age is irrelevant… when it comes to women and beauty that is. ” No more anti-wrinkle creams, no more botox, no more airbrushing, no need to hide body parts that don’t look 15. Bring on the happy self-acceptance! Women no longer need to look young.
All we need to do– at any age– is look like this:
No problem then.
What I love about it is the idea that we’ve got past the ageism because we can now think that middle-aged women with perfect bodies and wrinkle-free faces are attractive. This is really perfectly fucked up because what it does is place *more* pressure on women while pretending to place less. Because now we all know that middle-aged women *can* look like teenagers, and it’s a pretty short step from there to the thought that they should. (An area where ‘can’ implies ‘ought’ perhaps?)