Renée Zellweger: 'Why are we talking about how women look?'
I am sorry Renee, what else is there to talk about? Home Economics skills? Boudoir skills? Child rearing?
Women sexual power is driven by youth, and beauty. It does not matter whether the observer be male or female. Because the film industry is visual, it is frequently an industry based on the actors sexual power. No matter how powerful an older woman feels, she will never be as powerful as she could be younger, and more beautiful.
The sexual value of men is based on different criteria. It also is judged by both sexes.
Ultimately, young, attractive women in Hollywood are given a valuable gift. As they age, and the gift's value wanes, they become angry, and bitter that they cannot continue to exercise the gift as they did in the past. This seems to commonly create serious mental problems in many of these women. While these people may wish to change this dynamic, it would require a change in human nature for all of us.
On the other hand, less attractive women are seldom given a similar gift. Why would one feel more for the lucky attractive women who have lost something, than the less attractive who had to work diligently to attain their goal?
Sorry ladies, your star burns brightly in youth, the mens with age, and experience, and the less attractive women with hard, diligent work. It is the less attractive which I respect the most. America outside of Hollywood is a meritocracy, this only occasionally spills into the film industry. This is one of those areas.
Pro tip: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
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