Madonna will never stop being “adventurous, sexual and curious” even if she will become a senior citizen in a year. “Why should men get to have all the fun?”
The pop icon and musician says she will keep fighting against ageism and made some perceptive points about the obstacles she faces as she approaches her 60th birthday in August. “Who made those rules? Who says? I’m going to keep fighting it. Ten to 20 years from now, it’s going to be normal. People are going to shut up.” she said.
“It’s an outdated, patriarchal idea that a woman has to stop being fun, curious, adventurous, beautiful, or sexy past the age of 40,” she continues.
As she launch her MDNA Skin line (brand name inspired by the title of her 2012 studio album MDNA), Madonna insists she doesn’t think about aging — she simply thinks about life.
Madonna’s love of skin isn’t limited to cosmetics though. “I never think that a woman exposing her body, or her skin, or celebrating her sexuality should be frowned upon or looked down upon”
The iconic woman has also been known for showing a lot of it — and has been frequently criticized for it, dating back to her “Like a Virgin” days.
To be as confident in your skin as Madonna, the songstress suggests taking care of yourself— no smoking, stay out of the sun, and hydrate yourself with water. As for pop-icon status confidence? Don’t compare yourself to others. “If you see someone else’s beauty, someone else’s success, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for your own beauty and your own success and your own uniqueness.”
Madonna said she doesn’t think about aging — she simply thinks about life.
“I don’t do anything different than I used to do. I keep going. I continue being creative and working,” she says. “I’ve never gotten complacent. I’ve never gotten comfortable.
If you keep putting yourself in challenging, new adventurous situations, then you keep yourself alive and youthful.”