A head-in-the-sand feminist writes, “Hollywood Still Doesn’t Know What to Make of Childless Women.” But that’s not true: Hollywood reflects a lot of society and biology. Older women out of their child-bearing years are of no interest to men, who like younger and fertile women. Younger women aren’t interested in them except insofar as they’re a warning about what not to do. Older women who have children are focused on their children and families, not on spinsters. The audience for movies about childless women is very small.
We all reap what we sow. The writer, Megan Garber, is an overweight woman struggling to make a living writing for a content mill. She’s heading towards spinsterhood, so her interest in the issue makes sense.
Older women derive meaning from their families. Those without families usually bitterly regret not having them.