No matter how much you deny it, aging is a concern for all women. We all have that "aha moment" – that pivotal second when we admit to ourselves that we are no longer that fresh-faced hottie.
Not only are we obsessed with losing our looks, we are concerned with losing our place in the world – becoming invisible. Society, and of course, the media, have convinced us that unless we hold onto our youth we will start spiraling downward. We're warned that our jobs, our men and our voice will be usurped by younger women.
And, if that's not enough to make you want to stick your head in the oven, add a pinch of guilt for good measure. Yes, we actually feel guilty for being so self absorbed. Feminism has taught us to be above such trivial preoccupations. We were the generation raised to believe that beauty is skin deep; that we should be admired purely for our accomplishments. Unfortunately, we were given some pretty bad advice.