Oprah is trying to change her tune on aging but she’s a day late and an apology short. In a much-touted video on Huffington Post Oprah extols the “blessings” of aging, but if you listen and look carefully her monologue is laced with anti-aging bias.
I keep re-visiting the claims of America’s anti-aging gurus because they so transparently reveal the fear-based, evidence-free mindset that fuels the artificial youth industry.
In ancient times humans bowed down to the Gods to beg for immortality. Today we bow down to technology in our pursuit of the same fabled fountain of youth that has eluded humankind for eons. There is little difference between Ponce de Leon’s fantastical search for the fountain of youth and today’s snake oil science anti-aging industry. By exploiting our… Read more →
I was sitting in the dentist chair Thursday — a captive audience so to speak — and coincidentally the TV was tuned to The Oprah Show. To my utter astonishment, the episode I watched could almost be construed as a twisted, celebrity-obsessed attempt at a pro-aging message for women. A re-run from September, the episode “Aging Beauty” was a sort… Read more →