This is going to be a quickie because I must get out the door, but a woman named Tracy Young, who I don’t know, just posed a comment on Facebook which I thought was spot-on.
She was responding to a call from the editor of More magazine, for which I blog, to tweet your age, thus breaking the age taboo. Basically the passage-of-time version of “We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get Used to It.” Lesley, the editor, had cited examples of foxy fab faves like JLo and JenA turning 40 as “older” women who can inspire us to be loud and proud about our not-youngness.
Tracy put it quite nicely:
(My book isn’t going to cite ages, except where a precise age–like, whether you were 16 or 18 when Borderline came out, which of course can make a huge difference in your pop cultural outlook–is germane to what’s being said.)
In short, what-EV! I’m 42, for what it’s worth. I suspect that’s now considered too young to help break down any taboos, but there you have it. I hope it helps!