Allure magazine recently announced that it has banned the term “anti-aging” in its coverage moving forward. They dipped into their archives and found 29 actresses and fashion icons who’d been quoted as positively embracing their aging process. These women became millionaires off their youthful beauty and we probably wouldn’t care about them now if they hadn’t achieved celebrity while in their peak. Is there a double standard going on here?
Allure’s campaign is pandering to a Millennial revolt against the decidedly Nazi beauty standards of the past, which have made women so miserable for so long. However, when this revolt goes too far, it becomes an exponent of the ultra-PC “Body Positive” movement, which seeks to normalize obesity and other undesirable traits for the sake of mitigating the emotional angst of the unpretty.
Ideals of physical beauty and sexual appeal may be social constructs but they’re based on unconscious perceptions about reproductive health. This is why an oppressive inauthenticity pervades the Ivory soap advertisements that champion the “beauty” of morbidly obese women.
The same way that tearing down statues of Robert E. Lee won’t change that slavery and genocide are parts of history, celebrating people with obesity and gender dysphoria in fashion magazines will not make them attractive or their conditions any less fraught with real-world dangers. Fashion has never been a feel-good proposition, anyway. Fashion is inherently sado-masochistic. If it ain’t got S&M, it ain’t fashion, it’s some kind of Snowflake BS with participation trophies.
Allure magazine’s politically-correct bid to offer comfort to aging Boomers and GenXers about their crow’s feet and turkey necks and to “glamorize” a very troubled genderqueer person is, like all political correctness, paradoxically oppressive. Moreover, this particular iteration of political correctness belies an insidious form of oppression coming from the medical establishment, according to Dr. Ron Klatz, founder of the Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine and WorldHealth.net.
Dr. Klatz explains, “Medicine is very tightly controlled and it’s controlled by a very small group and they like the status quo, they like things just the way they are. They don’t want people living a whole lot longer. They don’t want to change the system very much. Things need to move at a snail’s pace and they don’t like revolutionary change.
“Unfortunately for the controllers, anti-aging/regenerative medicine, the new science that’s coming out of he laboratories now [is] coming faster than anybody can control it and it scares these people.
“So, what we’re looking at [here] is an attempt to denigrate the field of anti-aging/regenerative medicine.”