My Take on Elizabeth Wurtzel and Lipstick Feminism

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Elizabeth Wurtzel has a recent piece in The Atlantic that is causing a fuss among women. Briefly, it deals with the volatile subject of beauty and aging, but also makes some eyebrow-lifting statements about feminism. Lauren McKenna at the blog Apt. 11D has some smart observations about the debate.--Mona

My first reaction to her piece was to show it to my nieces and tell them, this is what happens when your identity is too tied up with your appearance. Beauty is a short period of our lives. After 35, you gain weight. Gravity takes its toll; your neck, eyebrows, boobs all head south. If you have put a lot of stock in your looks, it's a depressing, downhill battle.

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Image: Eun Byeoi on Flickr

Read more from The Problem with Lipstick Feminism at Apt. 11D


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