Older Women Are Funny Looking!
Posted by Clem Bastow on July 17, 2008
As though it weren’t already hard enough for women over the age of about, oh, 45 to have any visibility whatsoever these days, it seems the media will permit you a few appearances during your “twilight years”, provided they can make fun of you.
To wit, this exemplary piece of entertainment journalism from Monday’s MX “newspaper”:
Geddit? Because she’s wrinkly and old! Just like Yoda! Pfft.
Lookalike and ‘Separated At Birth’ features used to be a bit of lighthearted fun, featuring actually interesting similarities, like Michelle Williams/Shelley Winters and so forth. But more and more these days – thanks to my favourite gossip blogger Perez Hilton, and that fucking “SJP looks like a horse” site – it’s a chance to stick the boot into stars, largely women, who don’t fit the bill when it comes to what is considered acceptable, appearance-wise.