Posted by Oh, to look half that good (184.108.40.206) on May 28, 2003 at 21:31:05:
In Reply to: Re: is this an insult? please help posted by raz62 (220.127.116.11) on May 28, 2003 at 08:41:19:
> I saw this from the main board:
> "It is a fairly common comment, and was most likely made without any hidden intent or message. The person probably meant nothing by it, except to say that she thought your husband looked pretty hot. I doubt she thought about or meant to impart any of the slights you perceived."
> I guess what is happening is that today's middle-age woman -- I'll be more specific, women in their 40s, -- expect to be treated as attractive, sexual females right up to and maybe even past menopause. (I won't get into Hormone Replacement Therapy because of all the bad press.) Women on average don't hit menopause until age 50 - 51. We have at our disposal so many beauty and health products that we can look and feel alot better than middle-age women in the past had. Also, so many women in their 40s are still having babies, so that puts them in the same "age feel" I'll call it as a 20- or 30-something having kids.
> I have no idea how old you are, Lori, but I know that we women no longer except "common comment" stereotype remarks like the younger chick is automatically more attractive. I'd rather look like Michelle Pfeiffer or Julianne Moore than Britney Spears or whatever teen pop star any day. (That's why I am working on my body with walking and swim aerobics.)
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