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    Here’s Why Julianne Moore Believes the Term ‘Aging Gracefully’ is ‘Sexist’

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    Julianne Moore is one of those celebrities who never seem to age.

    The 60-year-old actress has received praises for her beauty but according to her, it’s “sexist” to say a woman is “aging gracefully”.

    She told As If magazine, “There’s so much judgement inherent in the term ‘aging gracefully. Is there an ungraceful way to age? We don’t have an option of course. No one has an option about aging, so it’s not a positive or a negative thing, it just is. It’s part of the human condition, so why are we always talking about it as if it is something that we have control over?”

    She also added that she supports Helen Mirren’s concept about aging which is a “requirement of life, you either grow old or die young.”

    She further remarked, “Shouldn’t aging be about inner growth?”

    “I think we are given a narrative as children that we keep growing through school, maybe go to college then, after school is finished, the idea of growth is done,” Julianne explained. “But, we have all this life left to live. How do we continue to challenge ourselves, to interest ourselves, learn new things, be more helpful to other people, be the person that your friends and family need or want? How do we continue to evolve? How do we navigate life to have even deeper experiences? That’s what aging should be about.”

    According to her, this kind of concept is applicable to everybody around the world. She said, “I think it’s about time things change, and it’s fantastic that these behaviors are no longer being tolerated. The old hierarchy is being disassembled.”

    Julianne is very vocal about sexism, especially in Hollywood. After all, she’s one of the most established and reputable in the industry. The award-winning actress is among other female celebs who claimed didn’t get equal pay compared to their male co-stars.

    “So if there are people who have bigger parts and are bigger stars, they’ll be paid more,” she explained. “But I think the question everyone is asking is, well, even if it is hierarchical, and you have actors of equal stature and equal parts, then they should be paid the same. But obviously it’s very challenging.”


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