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{October 28, 2014}   THE DOUBLE STANDARD IN MESSAGING…

FROM THE MOVIE SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE…

ZOE

No, come on, listen, here’s the rub
for women. Look at what we have
here with you and Erica. Harry,
you’ve been around the block a few
times, right? You’re what? Around
60, never been married, which, we
all know, if you were a woman,
would be a curse, you’d be an old
maid, a spinster, blah, blah,
blah… Okay, so instead of pitying
you, they write articles about you,
celebrate your never marrying, it
makes you illusive and ungettable.
You’re a real catch. Then, take my
gorgeous sister here…

ERICA

Any chance of you stopping here?

ZOE

Come on, this is interesting. I
mean, look at her, she’s so
accomplished, the most successful
woman playwright since who? Lillian
Hellman? She’s over fifty,
divorced and still sits in night
after night because the available
guys her age want
(to Marin)
20.

ZOE(cont’d)
–forgive me honey for saying this,
but they want girls that look like
Marin so the whole over fifty
dating scene is geared completely
towards men leaving older women out
and as a result that makes the
older women more and more
productive and more and more
interesting, which, in turn, makes
them even less desirable because as
we all know — men, especially
older men, are threatened and
deathly afraid of interesting and
accomplished women. It’s just so
clear. Single older women, as a
demographic, are as fucked a group
as can ever exist.

THIS DOUBLE STANDARD IS ENCODED IN OUR CULTURE, MEDIA, POLITICS…There is a distinctly sexist difference between the way we talk about women with…professional goals…and men who do exactly the same thing.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barbara-lee/the-audacity-of-political_b_6056974.html

don’t take your cues from the media, or anyone else. Trust Yourself.

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