March 2011 Archives

What's sex got to do with... aging like a supermodel?

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/how-to-age-like-a-supermodel-2464938/#photoViewer=10

This article on "How to Age Like a Supermodel" popped up on my Yahoo! home page. I found it relevant to our studies in the politics of sex. I think that the article itself presents some great tips on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle once you get older, however I think that by using supermodels as a model for this is severely unrealistic. It is impossible that everyone should be able to age like a supermodel, women who are known to be incredibly thin and good looking. This article is among the many fashion and beauty articles that build upon the construct of gender rules. The message always seems to be that women should be highly aware of their physical appearances, manipulating and highlighting them through materialistic means.

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