Thursday, January 24, 2008
The NY Times ran an article about a book that Oprah recently endorsed on her show. Under the guise of protecting aging women's economic viability in the workplace, the author encourages stalling the aging process by any means necessary. By treating female aging as a lifestyle choice rather than an inevitable biological process, American women are being held personally responsible for their employability in the marketplace. As if to suggest that their presence in the labor force is solely based on their appearance.
Listen Botox Nation, this is called ageism; and it's a form of discrimination.
Shame on Oprah for feeding into American women's fears of worthlessness!