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“[A] galvanizing manifesto.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice
With a sharp sense of justice and wit, Susan J. Douglas raises the alarm about ageist attacks against women, whether pushed out of jobs, caricatured in the media, or preyed upon by the anti-aging industry. Douglas celebrates women defying stereotypes and embracing activism and puts forward a plan for a brighter future for all women. Entertaining and smart, you’ll want to share this book with your best friend.
Susan J. Douglas is Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication and Media at the University of Michigan. The author most recently of In Our Prime as well as the groundbreaking works Where the Girls Are, The Rise of Enlightened Sexism, and The Mommy Myth, she lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Women Coming of Age 1
Chapter 2 Why the Seventies Mattered 29
Chapter 3 The Rise of Aspirational Aging 55
Chapter 4 The Anti-Aging Industrial Complex 82
Chapter 5 Visibility Revolts 110
Chapter 6 The War on Older Women 147
Chapter 7 Lifespan Feminism, Bridge Groups, and the Road Ahead 172
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