How to be a Woman - Chapter 16 - Postscript: Intervention Summary & Analysis

Caitlin Moran
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At the age of thirty-five, Caitlin faces the prospect of aging. Her body is not as spry as it once was. Her friends’ parents begin to die and Caitlin is confronted with mortality. Yet at an awards ceremony Caitlin is horrified by the number of women just slightly older than herself who have had some form of plastic surgery in a bid to remain youthful: Botox, collagen injected lips, and more. Because of these procedures, all the women look the same. Caitlin senses fear in these women, fear at the prospect of become old, unattractive, and obsolete. Caitlin is further disturbed by how gendered the decision is: men are simply getting older without thinking about it, while the women are fighting it at every turn. The fact that they feel the need to fight indicates a social misogyny at work.

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