When we talk to women about ageing, the conversation typically focuses on secrets for looking younger or ageing gracefully. Sustained by popular culture and a US$532 billion (S$730 billion) global cosmetics industry, unrealistic perceptions of age, beauty and the worth of women undermine the more serious conversation women should have about ageing.
Far more important than face creams and serums are government and employer policies that enable women to age with confidence.
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