Candice Bergen  has a curvy figure.
Articles like this one have been popping up a lot lately as aging women feel the pressure to conform to standards they themselves set decades ago. This one in particular was written in response to Candice Bergen’s comments about aging women where she advises older women to “keep a lovely, plump pretty face, and stay sitting down.”
Needless to say, this upset women who feel that objectification is a crucible they will never outlive.
They’re right, actually. They will never outlive it.
The older men I spend time around tend to be ambitious and successful. They have high expectations and are surrounded by a culture group that reinforces this narrative.
While it is not uncommon to see out-of-shape, age-relevant couples who’ve been married for decades, there is usually a back story, an off-the-books apartment in Manhattan in someone else’s name, perhaps.
If a man does happen to crave big beautiful women, he calls an escort service and keeps his mouth shut. They both do. For a price.
Back to the subject at hand, the men in my demographic tend to like the same body types: Fit, thin, and tall [ish]. Some describe it as that of a 12-year-old boy.
This is not to say that these men are gay, but that a certain androgynous aesthetic is preferred.
Several reasons, but first an example:
Now for the reasons:
1] They look great in designer apparel, regardless of the designer.
2] They can wear a basically nothing no matter what time of the month it happens to be.
3] Other woman hate them, which men love.
4] The subconscious dominance men experience in their company bolsters self esteem, both in and out of the bedroom.
5] Thin women convey to men that they understand and appreciate a particular aesthetic, thus, no matter what the hell happens, including pregnancy, they will always squeeze into a size “0-2” Chanel cocktail dress.
So basically, Candice Bergen is right.
She had her day in the sun and has finally come to a place of acceptance.
A rare admission, indeed. No wonder women are so pissed off at her.
If I didn’t look like the model above, I would be, too.