Monday, 26 October 2020

".... you damned well better be a sex object"

"Prejudice against women is many, many times intensified against older women. You are viewed not as an intellect but as a body.... Astonishingly, even women's liberation has paid extraordinarily little attention to the older woman and to the fact that her job is limited because she is [older]. They say that women shouldn't be sex objects, but you damned well better be a sex object if you want to get ahead in television."
Elinor Guggenheimer

photograph (from left: Betty Friedan, Elinor Guggenheimer, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Gloria Steinem) via


  1. Abbie Winterburn26 October 2020 at 19:28

    Smashing, thanks!

    1. This aspect is extremely neglected, unfortunately.
      Thanks for dropping by, luv!

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    1. We surely need more awareness when it comes to the intersection with age.
      Many, many thanks, Kenneth!