Can we have everlasting youth *and* empowerment? How anti-aging ideology disempowers the collective.
Great piece. This kind of clear thinking is the antidote to scrolling through an Instagram feed and feeling like I'm not enough! I agree completely on the point that procedures might be individually empowering but they are collectively disempowering, and that dismantling the system is a daunting and generations-long fight. I wonder what can be done to that end around reclaiming a healthier sense of desire. So much of what we chase with youth is to be sexually/romantically desired. How can we fight the beauty industry by creating a more humanist sense of sexuality? Would that help? Something I think about a lot lately, anyway.