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The beauty of women…

I don’t have a lot of answer’s for Patricia’s questions, but once more I am reminded that discrimination against women continues to be alive even if subliminal.

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In Other Words
challenge prompt

“So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls,
why don’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?”
Harriet Beecher Stowe


I have been thinking about the above quote for a few days.
Yes, the gears have been turning but all I have is questions.

Young girls/women are beautiful. No question.
But why?  Simply because they are young?
Old women are not thought of as beautiful.  Question.
Why?  Just because they are old?
Is there only one standard for beauty?

We look at things that are old and see beauty in them.
Antiques are highly prized though they may be
faded, scratched, wobbly, imperfect.
The works of the artisans of long ago are valuable because they are old.
Doesn’t matter that they are blurred with time, chipped or torn.
Why are old objects valued for their beauty and women are not?

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6 thoughts on “The beauty of women…

  1. Sigh. This is yet another time when I wonder how “modern” society is still so primitive in many ways. And, of course, it gets my blood boiling that any woman would willingly join and vote for a political party that is obsessed with taking away the rights of women. I just don’t get it…


  2. I don’t get it either. Now we have a choice between a woman who is better qualified for the job than any man who has run in recent times and a man who chooses to belittle women (along with others), and refuses to speak the truth. The scary part…he might win.

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    1. Times have certainly changed. Back in our younger years, even though I still didn’t care for their political vision, at least the other party had some sense of decency and understood that governance is a process of compromises. They no longer do, willfully digging in their heels and throwing a fit if they don’t get their way, like we’re all back on an elementary-school playground and a bully is refusing to let anyone get on the merry-go-round…

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  3. A young girl’s beauty is only skin deep and superficial, but an older woman’s beauty comes from within. She has learned patience, tolerance, compassion and thoughtfulness amongst other attributes over the course of her life, which a young girl has yet to learn.


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