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Deborah Rhode

Silver hair and furrowed brows allow aging men to look “distinguished.” That is not the case with aging women, who risk marginalization as “unattractive” or ridicule for efforts to pass as young. This double standard leaves women not only perpetually worried about their appearance, but also worried about worrying.

Deborah Rhode, The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law, New York, 2010, p. xv