Is it sexist to say women should grow old gracefully, apparently Oscar winning actress Julianne Moore has called the phrase totally sexist and judgemental.
She says ageing can’t be stopped so why tell women how to do it?
Well, as a man I am very glad to have a woman assist with regard to this very thorny issue, never an easy one for a man especially when one finds oneself faced with awkward questions something along the lines of ‘don’t you think I look young for my age?’
I now know I don’t have to be anywhere near as tactful as I have been previously, where I might have answered something along the lines of ‘yes, of course you do and how gracefully you are achieving the continual bloom of youth’.
I can now respond, ‘no, you have let yourself go to wrack and ruin, you look dreadful’, and in the case of an American actress one might add, ‘it’s only a matter of time before you are playing toothless hags, like the wicked witch of the west’.
This sounds a little harsh to me I know but I wouldn’t want to appear sexist, myself I shall just continue to grow old disgracefully.