a lot about our cultural minsdet! I can guess the gender of the cartoonists! These images portray older woman as ‘bags’ and the men in a better light – I didn’t notice in any of the images a man and his sagging penis or possible shrivelled up testicles! He is under the sheets in all three images. In our society there is too much focus on the physical, and not enough on other attributes of an older woman. Having said that, many of we baby boomers are changing the status quo, and wearing our grey locks with pride, (another pressure on women to stay young to be acceptable), whereas the men have previously been considered distinguished with their grey hair. Some comments below in more detail.Image 1The focus on the woman’s oversize breasts to me is disrespectful – having been a massage therapist in the past, this image is nothing like a typical image of a woman having a massage. And I would never have asked the question as the masseuse has done in the image – it speaks to me a lack of sensitivity here, of what an older woman might need.Image 2I had to laugh at this one, the false teeth on the beside table, the wife standing on her husband in a walking frame. I’m wondering if this woman (in her era) ever thought about her own needs over what her husband wanted?Image 3Here we go again, with an image of a woman looking like she is expected to fulfil a role, or a sexual fantasy of her partner who it seems has been looking at ‘girlie’ magazines. I am for fantasies, and would like to see images of an older beautiful woman enjoying her sexual life, with a younger man even (or woman), and having needs of her own. Image 4Again, under the sheets with a sheepish look, but no sign of a wilting penis, adulterous a behavior that was tolerated by wives of the past (and some in contemporary society). The woman again has big sagging breasts (+ the ones hanging from the cupboard), looking old with a walking stick. Image 5This is the worst depiction of an older woman – as if she would say that comment to her grandchildren !! And if such a woman did have her nipples pierced she would not be looking this old; she would probably be younger looking, vital, passionate, making personal choices about her body and image.