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Ageism?? Well she's the one that is trying to look younger than she is.....Both in appearance and image -that crotch shot posted on the last page is laughable.
I know plenty of women her age that don't look old...I think it's ageist to assume that you have to dress like a teenager and have botox to avoid looking like a "normal" 52 year old woman.
The point I was making is that just because she's 52 it doesn't mean she has to wear an 'age appropriate wardrobe' or stop being a sexual creature. It's kinda like how most people wince at the idea of older people being sexual but it's perfectly acceptable if your younger to present yourself in a sexual manner.
I remember seeing Julianne Moore in an Allure spread wearing a Herve Leger bathing suit that was more daring than Madonna's outfit in the crotch shot you were referring to (she looked amazing) but no one seems to have an issue with that because it's Julianne Moore. Same with Carine Rotfield, all I read are glowing comments about her outfits despite some of them being not 'age appropriate' and more power to her.
She's Madonna for godsake, she's always had a highly sexualized image and that isn't going to stop just because she's over 50. She has a great body for her age so why shouldn't she show it off if she wants to.
If it's not to your taste then that's cool but I think it's great that she's trying to fight against society's ideas of how a woman her age should act. Charlotte Rampling poses nude in her films and ad campaigns so why can't Madonna.
Just one more point about plastic surgery etc. You look at any of the women in the entertainment industry who have been around as long as Madonna they have all dabbled in it to varying extremes. It's kinda wrong to criticise Madonna for that then worship at the alters of people like Nicole Kidman. For better or worse icons, especially women, are expected to be superhuman and not age ( well in the U.S) so you can't blame her trying to remain youthful, it's necessary for her to stay competitive.
Besides I think if you polled most middle aged women the majority would indulge in it if money wasn't an issue. It's all about personal choice.
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