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What Do We Mean When We Say That Aging is a Women's Issue?

January 17, 2022

In The Coming of Age, the 1996 translation of La Vieillesse, Simone de Beauvoir wrote about how growing old is so different for women and men. It is still the case, although times have changed in many ways. This talk will not focus on de Beauvoir's analysis, nor on the differences between genders, but rather on the questions that concern us today. Why is aging still a women’s issue, what are the issues for women and which women are we talking about?

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