Company. What if the best age for women was 50?

What if fifty was the start of a new stage in life? Author and journalist Sophie Dancourt sets out to answer this question in her latest book.

which gives pride of place to women aged 50 and over. What if it was the best time in a woman’s life? “50 is an age of expertise and experience,” sums up the author, herself in her fifties.

Experience and hindsight are very valuable

At 50, a woman has a lot of assets to rock or switch her life. On the personal side, “she is freed from a certain number of educational or maternity-related constraints, she no longer always wants to absolutely please others. She also quickly gets rid of how she should conform and act towards society. She has experience and hindsight, which is very valuable,” continues Sophie Dancourt.

At 50, speech is also much freer. “Today, I have a lot fewer filters and less fear of judgement. Young people get confused about subjects that are not really…”

On the work side, most fifty-year-olds are at the peak of their professional skills, according to the author. Those who set up clubs at this time succeed… 50 years old is an age of great freedom.

A “second adolescence”

If the fifties is considered as a “second adolescence” – the term “Quinq’ado” is then evoked -, Sophie Dancourt believes that there is a feeling of “hyper controlled teenager with all the knowledge acquired in the past”. So who is the happiest? A 20 year old woman or a 50 year old woman?According to the Balsamik des Quinquas observatory

, a study carried out in partnership with Ipsos (**), it is clear that fifty-somethings consider themselves to be at the height of their development. Thus, contrary to what one might think, 68% of questioned fifty-somethings feel happier than when they were 20 years old. This fulfillment around a pivotal age is essentially based on three pillars: self-acceptance (72% of them accept themselves as they are compared to 62% of 25-44 year olds), self-esteem ( 48% of 50-somethings feel beautiful) and finally self-confidence for 72% of them,

reports the magazine

Towards a “me too” on the issue of aging women?

However, the aging of women is very little valued, unlike that of men at the same age. However, today, life mistreats fifty-somethings less: “There are indeed certain developments that do not come from society as a whole but from women themselves. After the “me too” of sexual assault, a “me too” would have to operate on the question of the aging of women, ”continues Sophie Dancourt. By qualifying: “We are still in the double standard of aging: sexist and physical”.

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. Editions Leduc, 17 euros.(**) Survey conducted online from September 5 to 15, 2014 with a sample of 1,151 French women aged 25 to 70 (including 526 aged 45 to 60), nationally representative according to gender, age, the social status, the profession of the individual, the region and the category of agglomeration.

Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by

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