Women and Aging

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Well, if Ellie can start blogs with Rage Against the Machine, then I figure I can throw down a little Beastie Boys…

Now, onto the real topic. Aging.

It happens. We all get older. And even with the most staunch feminist values, we all feel some psychological effects as our bodies age. For women, society’s over-valuing of our looks amplifies our responses to aging.

We know that we’ll have very real consequences in our lives as we lose that ‘precious’ commodity of youthful appearance – and attractiveness to men. Once we move out of the male gaze and onto the supposed sidelines of life, or we fear that we will, we need to look at our own relationship to our bodies and to our age.

There are ways to work with those feelings, and come out on the other side to a place where we can be role models for younger women and show them why it isn’t a bad thing to be an older woman!

Listen to my interview with Dr Vivian Diller to hear her amazing insights on this topic:

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4 Comments on “Women and Aging”

  • stephen m

    Slightly off topic but relevant, the following site has some excellent women’s health information. Lots of information for health issues concerning older women.

    National Women’s Health Network
    http://nwhn.org/

    Well written with references, includes:

    Challenging Dangerous Drugs and Devices
    Fact Sheets and Position Papers

    Newsletter:
    http://nwhn.dev.web.confluencecorp.com/newsletter

    • Nicole Deagan

      Thanks Stephen!

  • Ruth D

    Finally got a chance to listen to this. Thanks for doing shows like this!

    • Nicole Deagan

      Glad you like it!

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