Historically the concept of aging and women’s bodies has been a complex “problem” without a definite answer. During the 19th century people believed that the female body would reach a point of decay where they would become useless due to the...
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...thin the cultural norms of what is considered for an aging woman. It seems that socially when an older woman dresses or acts in a youthful way without undergoing the various treatments to obtain a youthful look it is considered wrong. It seems that culturally we are expected to conform to fighting for youthfulness and to fear aging throughout our lives, so that we can meet the expectations that have been socially outlined for us as we age. We are told be embarrassed at our state when we are older and should not embrace it unless we conform to the factors of what it means to be feminine. With large corporations and media commercializing anti-aging treatments for every age, and the social judgement associated with not engaging in these factors, it is no wonder that there is such a strong cultural reproduction of femininity dictating what to look, be and act like.
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