Cameron Diaz & Sharon Stone Give The Middle Finger To Society’s Obsession With Youth

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It really sucks when society tries to tell us how we should look, act and feel. Especially as women, as we get older we can sometimes be made to feel like we are on the waning end of popularity, right? But that shouldn’t be the case, and it’s about time more and more notable women, i.e, celebrities, starting giving the middle finger to these ridiculous standards because they ain’t helping anyone!

Hollywood blonde bombshells Cameron Diaz and Sharon Stone, 41 and 56 respectively, recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network to talk about this issue. Cameron, who just released her ‘Body Book’ says we don’t give ourselves permission to age gracefully because of society’s negative and unhealthy standards.

“For me I feel like if I – it is almost as if we have failed if we don’t remain 25 for the rest of our lives. Like we are failures. It is a personal failure. Like it’s our fault that at 40 years old I still don’t look like I’m 25.”

She says it is ridiculous, and Sharon Stone Agrees. In an interview with Shape magazine not to long ago, the ‘Basic Instinct’ star said:

“This idea that being youthful is the only thing that’s beautiful or attractive simply isn’t true. I don’t want to be an ‘ageless beauty.’ I want to be a woman who is the best I can be at my age.”

She told Oprah in the interview she doesn’t believe ageless beauty even exists, that it is just a ‘catch phrase’ which works for selling a beauty product.

“To be the best you can be, we have to recognize that it’s an internal thing, not just an external thing.”

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Game of Thrones star Dame Diana Rigg recently gave an interview with the Guardian about her career and being a single woman at age 75. She says it is all about perspective, and personally believe women get more attractive age.

“The older you get, I have to say, the funnier you find life,” she says. “That’s the only way to go. If you get serious about yourself as you get old, you are pathetic.”

“I think women of my age are still attractive.” The British actress explains that although society makes fun of women’s sagging breasts as they get older, we seem to forget that men have balls which also sag…interesting thought there!

The clear message about beauty is that is should not be defined by age, and women should not be pressured to always try and look young. It is unrealistic and inhibits us from truly accepting beauty in all the forms it exists in.

Women can find so much strength and support from all different age groups, and we should be the ones placing importance on the wisdom that comes with age. Screw what fashion or advertising or the media tells us, we don’t need anyone else’s approval to feel beautiful.


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