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Feminism Books: Meeting the Needs of older women

Feminism, as a movement, has increasingly recognized the importance of addressing the specific needs and concerns of older women. Feminist literature has played an important role in raising awareness and promoting change by educating readers about the ongoing issues and challenges faced by older women.

Books such as "The Fountain of Age" by Betty Friedan and "Prime Time: The African American Woman's Complete Guide to Midlife Health and Wellness" by Angela Ellis have helped to bring attention to the experiences of older women, and how these experiences differ from those of younger women. These books also provide strategies and suggestions for how to address and overcome the specific challenges faced by older women.

Feminist literature has also addressed the specific challenges faced by older women in relation to the workforce, such as ageism and discrimination in the workplace. Books such as "Work After Retirement: How to Stay Active and Contribute" by Susan J. Ellis and "The Gendered Pension: Gender, Policy and the State in Britain and the United States" by Karen R. Glaser have helped to bring attention to these issues and the importance of ensuring that older women have access to fair and equitable employment opportunities.

Additionally, feminist literature has also addressed the specific challenges faced by older women in relation to healthcare, such as access to care and the impact of ageism on healthcare provision. Books such as "The Health of Aging Women" by Susan R. Johnson and "Ageism: Stereotyping and Prejudice Against Older Persons" by Todd D. Nelson have helped to bring attention to these issues and the importance of ensuring that older women have access to appropriate and comprehensive healthcare.

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