Madonna turns 60: The painful lessons she taught us about aging while female

Madonna turns 60 today, a lifetime she’s mostly spent in the public eye in her four decades of pop music fame.

And if there’s anyone who knows about the pitfalls of aging while female and famous, it’s Madge, a singer who has courted controversy from her first hit album, 1984’s “Like a Virgin,” onward, with criticism of her behavior evolving in its pearl-clutching tone as she's gotten older. Famously smeared as a slut for her convention-challenging brash sexuality in her career’s early years, Madonna has endured a different, sneering tone from the public over the past decade.

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