Madonna appeared on Nightline last night to talk about her new album and documentary, I Am Because We Are. I was sad to hear her say that she likes her thighs now because they "aren't as chubby" as they used to be, but I did like what she had to say about the double standard that aging women face:
I don't think we live in just a sexist society, we live in an ageist society, connected to women. I think women in an unconscious way are valued for their youth, youthful beauty, not so much for their wisdom and experience. Hopefully, we're going to change all that.
Madonna went on to point out that people are hyping her upcoming 50th birthday, but that the same fuss isn't made over older male rock stars such as David Bowie and Mick Jagger. I think she has a point. Do you?