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What's so offensive about Esquire's praise of 42-year-old women?
What's so offensive about Esquire's praise of 42-year-old women?

Tom Junod set the social web aflame with his article praising 42-year-old women. Never did one think that Esquire, a men’s magazine that’s stayed above the lad mag fray, could enrage so many people. But that it did, with people accusing Junod of sexism. “Let's face it: There used to be something tragic about even the most beautiful forty-two-year-old woman,” Junod begins. Now, he writes, “it may be said that the best thing that forty-two-year-old American men have going for them is forty-two-year-old American women.” It might sound like a compliment, but women aren’t buying it. “Why, used to be, a woman at the age of 42 could...

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