Touch of Gray

I saw a hair color product for men advertised the other day. It’s called “Touch of Gray.” It lets men keep some of their gray while coloring away what they don’t want. Can you imagine the outcry if a woman’s hair color product left a touch of gray? Even an errant strand sticking up all wiry and white makes me upset. How is it that men have been able to associate gray with being distinguished while hag comes to mind for women? It’s not fair and I suspect women have played a significant role in both. We’ve allowed men to feel great about aging while denying ourselves the same courtesy. My grandmother died a brunette in her late 90’s. I suspect I will follow suit. Ladies, ladies, ladies what on earth have we done to ourselves?

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