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To Lie or Not to Lie?

From the Show: HER
Summary: Why do women lie about their age, and why is it such a big deal?
Air Date: 7/9/15
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Suzanne Braun Levine, Writer
Suzanne Braun LevineSuzanne Braun Levine is a writer, editor and lecturer on women, families and changing gender roles.

The first editor of Ms. Magazine, she is the author of two e-books Can Men Have it All? and You Gotta Have Girlfriends, which continues the conversations she began with her popular books Inventing the Rest of Our Lives, 50 Is the New Fifty and How We Love Now. She is a contributor to MORE magazine and blogs for AARP, Huff/Post50, Encore.org, NextAvenue.org and others.

She is on the Board of Encore.org, the Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication, Inc., on the Advisory Board for the Women's Media Center and The Transition Network. She was editor-in-chief of the 30th anniversary issue of Ms. and in 2004, was honored as a Ms. Woman of the Year. She is featured in MAKERS: Women Who Make America, an ongoing AOL and PBS video project. She was a featured presenter at TEDxWomen in 2011.

She graduated with honors from Harvard University and has taught journalism at several universities. Suzanne lives in New York with her husband, attorney Robert F. Levine. They have two adult children.
To Lie or Not to Lie?
One of the oldest dilemma's a woman may face is lying about her age.

Is it society that makes it so difficult to accept the inevitable of aging? Or, do women need to let it go and start embracing their age?

The hit TV Land series, Younger, followed a recently-divorced 40-year-old mother who posed as a twenty-something in order to land her dream job at a publishing firm. Throughout the series, the main character, Liza Miller, struggles to keep her new youth identity kept secret from her boss and co-workers, fellow friends she had while she was married, and her 26-year-old love interest.

This raises one of the oldest debates women face at some point in their life: is lying about your age ever okay?

Some suggest it doesn't do any harm, while others think it fosters the larger issue of age-shaming women.

Listen in as Suzanne Braun Levine discusses the age-old dilemma women face, as well as whether you should lie about your age or not.
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