Camille Paglia deconstructs the (60 year old) Madonna by defending the (younger) Madonna’s attitude and criticizing the (older) Madonna’s gracelessness.
The main problem facing today’s aging women is not sexism but the lingering youth cult of the 1960s. Traditional mating patterns have been disrupted: Marriage is postponed by extended education and early career demands. Because of easy divorce, middle-aged women are now competing with younger women for both men and jobs — and thus are resorting to costly interventions to look 20 years younger than they are.
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