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By Val Walsh, Louise Morley

This article offers proof of the paintings and motion of feminists in academia and indicates that there's nonetheless a lot to be performed sooner than academia is a secure and inviting atmosphere for ladies. ladies combine their adventure with concept to record and problem the stumbling blocks to equality and distinction.

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This perspective is changing,1 although the contemporary focus is still on the experiences of women over BREAKING BOUNDARIES 25 60 (Neild and Pearson, 1992; Bernard and Meade, 1993). What does not seem yet to have been addressed is the manner in which ageism affects women at every point throughout their (working) lives. Ageism ‘surrounds us, but it passes largely unnoticed and unchallenged’ and in this way becomes ‘naturalised’ (Scrutton, 1990, p. 25). Ageism creates and fosters prejudices about the nature and experience of old age.

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269–81. BREAKING BOUNDARIES 35 MAGUIRE, M. (1995) ‘Women, Age, and Education in the United Kingdom’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 18, 5/6, pp. 559–71. MARSHALL, M. (1990) ‘Proud to Be Old: Attitudes to Age and Ageing’, in McEwEN, E. ) Age: The Unrecognised Discrimination: Views to Provoke a Debate, Age Concern England, pp. 28–43. MARTIN, J. and ROBERTS, C. (1984) Women and Employment: A Lifetime Perspective, London, HMSO. MORLEY, L. (1992) ‘Women’s Studies, Difference, and Internalised Oppression’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 15, 4, pp.

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