September 26, 2016

"Everyone (at least in certain high-profile or professional circles) is doing it, and very few are confessing..."

"... a fact that in some ways is more disturbing than the surge in the surgeries themselves. Because not only are we nipping, suctioning and using hormones, but we’re also feeling embarrassed about it, and lying. Neither of which was really the point of women’s liberation."

From a NYT op-ed titled "Aging and My Beauty Dilemma," by Debora L. Spar, who is the president of Barnard College. The essay is adapted from one of the essays in a new book, "The Bitch Is Back: Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier," which says, on its back cover, "Having aged into their forties, fifties, and sixties, these 'bitches'—bestselling authors, renowned journalists, and other extraordinary yet also ordinary women — have brilliant and bold things to say."

10 comments:

traditionalguy said...

If all of the tricks keep a woman in the game, then do it. That is what winners do. They never surrender.

Curious George said...

If only women could be liberated from themselves.

bagoh20 said...

Men think that women looking good is always a good thing. For women, it depends.

Kate said...

I cannot stand when articles will say, "Look at so-and-so! At her age she's fabulous!" No, her choice in plastic surgeons and dermatologists is fabulous (and expensive). I don't care that she got work. I care that no one will admit she got work, while the rest of us out here schlumping around in our saggy, spotty skin feeling like some evil queen who screwed up the potion.

I could go on for days about this topic...

MadisonMan said...

The sentence that resonated the most: All those worked-on people look the same. Have work done and lose your individuality.

I have thinning grey hair and wrinkles and even age spots. There are more important things to worry about.

R.J. Chatt said...

"Feminism" started as a movement of the white upper middle class women from the Upper West Side NYC, so what else is new? It's always been about going against nature, according to some.

Roughcoat said...

Breaking news: scientists discover positive correlation between being rich and looking good!

Caroline Walker said...

I hate the new ubiquity of "bitch."

Doug said...

have brilliant and bold things to say." according to other bitches

robother said...

"Bitch." Now, that's a term no woman would self-apply where I come from.