Gwyneth Paltrow rules out the “double standard” women face as they age


Gwyneth Paltrow rejects the “double standard” that celebrates men but devalues ​​women as they age.

In a new interview with British VogueThe 50-year-old Goop founder made it clear that she embraces aging while also reflecting on the “strange” cultural expectation that women should resist aging.

“I think it’s a culture issue. It’s not ours,” said Paltrow, noting that women are judged more harshly than men for their age. “As women we want to be healthy, we want to be [aging]. This notion that we’re supposed to be frozen in time is so weird.”

The wellness guru paid tribute to stars who are “embracing” aging like Andie MacDowell, who stopped dying her hair after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I love hearing someone like Andie MacDowell, with her gorgeous locks of gray, talk about how we embrace aging and how differently we deal with a George Clooney [versus an aging female star]’ said Paltrow.

She added: “It’s nice to go gray [as a man]but for women, it’s like, ‘What are you going to do about your wrinkles and your aging skin?’”

The Avengers actress, who said she enjoys “seeing examples of how to age,” encouraged women to “age the way they want to.”

“Some women want to aesthetically appeal to every single thing, and some women want to be a fabulous French grandmother who never does anything. Everyone should be able to do what they want,” the actor explained.

Paltrow isn’t the only star to denounce sexist double standards.

Just last week, actress Gabrielle Union slammed anti-aging internet trolls who slammed her for “too old“Wearing a thong bikini at 50.

In September 2022, Paltrow, whose Goop brand makes several anti-aging products, admitted she’s made peace with her wrinkles.

“I accept. I accept the spots and the sagging skin, the wrinkles. I accept my body and let go of the need to be perfect, to look perfect, to defy gravity, to defy logic, to defy humanity. I accept my humanity,” Paltrow said a self-published essay on Goop’s website.

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