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(L-R) Actresses Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann attend The Cinema Society & Bobbi Brown with InStyle screening of "The Other Woman" at The Paley Center for Media on April 24, 2014 in New York City.
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(L-R) Actresses Kate Upton, Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann attend The Cinema Society & Bobbi Brown with InStyle screening of "The Other Woman." In 2013, Diaz was named one of the highest paid actresses over 40.

Esquire's recent piece titled "In Praise of 42 Year Old Women," explained why 42 is still sexy; caused a backlash among many women.

Every now and then, the men's magazine Esquire decides to honor women of a certain age. Recently, they released a piece titled "In Praise of 42 Year Old Women." The piece explained that 42 year old women today are quite different from how we perceived them in the past, and that 42 is still sexy.

All that sounds well and good, but the way the writer made his case did not go over too well with many women, including Annabelle Gurwitch. She's an actress and the author of the New York Times Bestseller, "I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities and Survival Stories from the Edge of 50," and she joins Take Two host, Alex Cohen, to discuss her reaction to the piece.

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