Yann Moix and the Underestimation of Middle Aged Women

“Pardon my French, but you’re an asshole.”

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Yeah, my head hurts, too. Photo of Yann Moix courtesy of Isopix

I can’t help it if complete idiots are allowed to roam the Earth unsupervised.

I’d like to create a separate island where a giant magnet comes out of the sky and just moves all of them there to make each other miserable for all eternity. I do not, sadly, have the ability to make this happen. If you know someone who does, please let them know I want to chat.

Because the body of a 25-year-old is extraordinary. According to Monsieur Douchebag, there is nothing extraordinary about the body of a 50-year-old woman.

What. The. Actual. Fuck?

I don’t know what his life experiences have been but I feel like I am living proof that being a writer does not instantaneously make one more attractive to the opposite sex.

Instead, I find that when I tell a date that I am a writer I get that cockeyed golden retriever look that let’s me know the conversation will quickly turn to something far more interesting. Like the Chicago Bears. Or the downfall of the Greek economy. Or fracking.

I would be more than happy to demonstrate how bad ass middle-aged women are by throwing this jackhole on my back and knocking out a few squats. I mean, do you even lift, bro?

Moix went on to say that women over the age of 50 are invisible him. Well, thank God for that. Because this guy doing the romantic equivalent of the Dwight Shrute “shun” is a favor to all women, regardless of age.

Our bodies our own and we celebrate them. We love them. We share them. We take pride in them, not because of how they look, but for what they’ve done and where they’ve been.

We are slowing down the machine of pettiness of tearing each other down. We’re lifting each other up. And more than anything, what these bodies hold are beautiful and exquisite minds. Minds that educate 25 year-olds with perfect bodies that being loved just for how you look is not enough. It never has been and it never will be.

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Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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