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It’s Time for an Accurate Definition of Aging for Women

I just Googled ‘best definition of aging’, and here’s what came up first: “Progressive physiological changes in an organism that lead to senescence, or a decline of biological functions and of the organism’s ability to adapt to metabolic stress.” – Encyclopedia Britannica And, it made me sad. Really sad. The definition is not incorrect in and of itself, but it’s downright limited and misleading. How can it be that so many societies have adopted this partial, purely scientific, and mainly negative definition of aging and never looked back? Even worse, how could they have used it as the basis for drawing all of the negative assumptions, biases and stereotypes about women’s experience of aging, and midlife and beyond that still reign over us today?

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Anti Anti-Aging

5 Steps We Can Take to Stop Negative Messages About Aging

On November 7, 2021, Vogue magazine came out with an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker. Excited as I was to read it because I am a Sex and the City fan, what struck me was the  backlash she received that came after her remarks on aging. Here’s what Sarah had to say in the article: “It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly OK with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better.” The more I read, the more every muscle in my body tensed. And finally, I had to stop reading altogether when she told this story:

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