9780393652550-0393652556-In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead

In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead

ISBN-13: 9780393652550
ISBN-10: 0393652556
Edition: 1
Author: Douglas, Susan J.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780393652550
ISBN-10: 0393652556
Edition: 1
Author: Douglas, Susan J.
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Douglas, Susan J. wrote In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead comprising 288 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0393652556 and 9780393652550. Since then In Our Prime: How Older Women Are Reinventing the Road Ahead textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.45 or rent at the marketplace.

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Do you see women your age portrayed as puttering gardeners and docile grannies? Do you feel bombarded by anti-aging products that insist you must “defy” getting older? Do you feel invisible in professional and social situations? And have you had enough and are you ready to challenge the intertwining of sexism and ageism in our culture?

Susan Douglas knows that you are not alone. She declares it is time now for the largest female generation over fifty to reinvent what it means to be an older woman and to challenge the outdated stereotypes―think doddering or shrewish―that Hollywood and TV have assigned them. She zones in on how the anti-aging cosmetics industry targets older and younger women alike with their products, and how Big Pharma ads equate getting older with disease and decline. Douglas exposes the ageism that mature women face at work and why conservatives’ decades-long attacks on Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare disproportionately affect women.

With a sharp sense of justice and fresh wit, In Our Prime sees a social movement emerging that may help to create a different view of and life for older women. It celebrates Gray Panther Maggie Kuhn, who broke down legal barriers in the past, as well as today’s activists, career women, actors, and others who defy stereotypical images by embracing their age and remaining strong and socially involved. Ultimately, Douglas calls on women of all ages to join together now to fight against gendered ageism, to secure our country’s financial safety net, and to make a brighter, more welcome future for older women.

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