Well, CurlyGray, its because women are useless unless we are eternally beautiful, thin, no wrinkles, active, no gray hair, and no complaining. We are only valued by our looks. This is still as distressingly true, maybe even more so, than when I was a young woman. Our culture does not value growing old gracefully, with wisdom and dignity. The only thing we can do is swim upstream. Billions of dollars are spent each year on "miracles" to keep us looking young. Never mind how we feel; the pharmaceutical industry has made billions on anti depressants and anti anxiety drugs to keep us from feeling the depression that comes with feeling that our only worth is in our attractiveness - and that is synonymous with youth.
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