Hey guys — Meryl Streep said something cool* last night. You know what the best way to share her inspirational quote over Instagram is? To layer it on top of a shot of her from 40 years ago. Because you know what’s even better than an actress using her platform to combat fascism? Remembering that she was young & hot once.

Oh, hey Carrie Fisher just died. You know, Carrie Fisher — the amazing novelist, screenwriter, script doctor, mental health advocate, funny woman, comedian, and actress?

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Oh, you don’t? Well do you remember the gold bikini?

Right. Her.

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Yeah, she hated that bikini. She spent years talking about everything she hated about it. But when she dies, please — please! — don’t forget to remind people that she was young & hot once.

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Because, hey — when Leonardo DiCaprio says something about the environment, we definitely rush to paste his speech on top of a shot of him in Titanic, right? And when he dies, we’ll probably use this shot from Romeo + Juliet, right?

tl;dr — I’m so fucking tired of people broadcasting smart, older woman as having been young & hot once, as though that’s the only way we can possibly value their achievements, thoughts, and experience.

*Yes, she’s also said some dumb white feminist and i’m-not-a-feminist things. And you can argue that she gave an elitist speech about the arts, etc. etc. but it was still a nice sentiment, blah blah.