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Jane Fonda

March 2024
1min read


Who is that lynx-eyed hoyden with the sex-kitten bob on page 39? Surely not Jane at 65? Your editor vacated responsible decision making by including the photograph titled “Jane Fonda Today” as a believable portrait of an old woman. Each time of life has its beauties, and it is indeed sad that our culture continues
to find “youthfulness” the only standard of beauty—particularly for a woman. As a “woman of a certain age,” and very much Ms. Fonda’s junior, I am offended by the fact that attractive and viable old women like myself are all too often represented in the American press by manipulated photos rather than realistic photographs that celebrate age and beauty.

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