• Germaine Greer


The first part of this Afterword denounces the indignities that older women still have to endure in a youth-obsessed culture that habitually side-lines and humiliates them while perpetuating negative images of old age. The second part draws attention to the growing number of women writers and artists who are not only productive in their later years but who provide valuable accounts of their own ageing that deserve to be heard and that we ignore at our peril.

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  • Germaine Greer
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  1. 1.Cambridge UniversityCambridgeUK

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