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Older Women

Judge Fines Attorney For Making Menopause 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

Menopause is no joking matter. It's an important lesson that cost one male lawyer a pretty penny. Attorney Camilo Salas found himself at the center of...

87-Year-Old Returns To College, Earns Degree After 7 Decades

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty

Eleanor "Jean" Kops will don a cap and gown on Saturday, walk across a stage, and finally receive her college diploma -- an event that's been nea...

Are Women Invisible After Age 50?

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

I'm a fiction writer too, but my rejections aren't based on unconscious biases. They are fully aware, awake, slap you across the face with reality biases. I am an older woman writing about older women.

The Sexual Revolution That's Being Led By Middle-Aged Women

Pamela Madsen | Posted 08.05.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

I came late to my own true sexually. Just like many of the young women of today, I started life obsessed with marriage, monogamy, and motherhood when I was in my twenties - this is 30 years ago. I don't think that I was rejecting sexuality - as I remember it way back then - it was pretty good. No - it wasn't swinging from the chandelier sex - but it was good sex.

Why I Won't Let My Skinny Jeans Dictate My Body

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.04.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I'm just returning to and fully embracing the most daring fashion staple in my closet - my beloved blue jeans - and adding a silver accoutrement.

5 Very Good Reasons To Date An Older Woman

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.24.2015 | Fifty

Forget the MILF stereotypes. There are plenty of solid reasons to date older women that have nothing to do with just how fabulous they look (although,...

Older Women Are Having Sex A Lot More Than You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty

Some younger people might cringe at the idea of their parents' generation getting frisky, but a new study shatters the myth that older people aren't h...

How Theatre Helped Me Embrace My Age

Dey Young | Posted 07.18.2015 | Fifty
Dey Young

It is because of my age and experience that I have the wisdom in how to direct and contain my energy more productively. It's a shame that the film industry and most industries see women in their 50s as too old when really it is our best decade.

8 Things The 'Golden Girls' Taught Us About Sex

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty

Forget "Sex and the City." Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia were the real trailblazers when it came to women's sexuality on TV. Known for its raunc...

The Dating Reminder Middle-Aged Women Still Need To Hear

Joe Seldner | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

A few months ago, I was on a 'dating over 50' panel intended to offer male perspectives to an entirely female audience. I tend to be pretty direct, and believe if women want the male perspective, I should offer it warts and all. Foolishly, I figured that's what they wanted.

From 'Project Runway' to Archery Fame: Laura Bennett Shelton

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty
Brandi Megan Granett

I find the less time I have, the less time I waste. I don't believe in finding time. You have to make time for the things you want to do.

This Photographer Pretended To Be An Old Woman, And Learned This

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty

As we get older we may find ourselves searching for things that help us stay young -- whether it's hair dye to cover grays, creams promising a youthfu...

Carla Gugino: Young Women Are Finally Getting 'Roles That Really Count'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

Actress Carla Gugino told HuffPost Live on Monday that there have been some real changes in Hollywood since the beginning of her career. While many ac...

How to Score Young Guys

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 06.20.2015 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

A young guy will look cute on your arm, have fun with you, join you on adventures and never make you go to his cousin's bar mitzvah or for a visit with his annoying racist uncle.

Hillary Is In -- And Her Age Is No Disqualifier

Paul H. Irving | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Paul H. Irving

Americans deserve to know about a presidential prospect's health, and questions about experience and integrity are, of course, legitimate areas of inquiry. But to imply that Hillary -- or any candidate -- should be discounted based on advancing age goes too far. Age is an asset; it's no disqualifier.

11 Tweets That Sum Up The Everyday Ageism And Sexism Older Women Face

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty

Sexism is a harsh reality many women face, whether in the form of catcalling on the sidewalk or sexual harassment in the workplace. And, as women age,...

12 Headlines We'd Read if Madonna Were an Older Man

David Toussaint | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
David Toussaint

Madonna gets a lot of heat for behaving in a way many believe is inappropriate for a woman over 50. Men who are also "of a certain age" often behave in rebel fashion, but are usually lauded for their actions.

It's Hard For Men To Believe I Feel Attractive At 50

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.30.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Thousands of times every day advertisers tell women, both young and old, that they are failing to be attractive and/or beautiful, while simultaneously telling women that being attractive and beautiful are the only conduits to pleasure and happiness.

Antonio Banderas Says Society's Double Standard Of Aging Is 'Ridiculous'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

Antonio Banderas says society, not just Hollywood, is to blame for the unfair pressures put on women today to maintain their youthful sex appeal. ...

Twiggy, 65, On Why She's Not Hanging Up Her Leather Pants Any Time Soon

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty

She may be in her 60s, but fashion icon and designer Twiggy says she won't be hanging up the leather pants any time soon. "I refuse to say women o...

Stop Telling Me I'm Old

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My wonder and excited anticipation of the unexpected have not diminished one iota since the days of waiting for my prom date to arrive, or for the impending birth of each of my children.

Madonna On Why She Won't Date Men Her Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty

If there's anything that we know about Madonna, it's that she doesn't play by the rules -- she makes her own. And after more than 30 years in the indu...

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman

Skylar Liberty Rose | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
Skylar Liberty Rose

Nobody tells the carefree 25-year-old female that in another 25 years she'll be invisible. In Western cultures women of a certain age are not revered. They are subjected to the swipe of a metaphorical hand that casts them aside and signifies to them that they have all but expired.

Opportunities for Women in the President's Budget?

Amanda Andere | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Amanda Andere

As an organization with a 50-year history of ensuring that the gender and economic security lenses are included in policy and budget discussions, Wider Opportunities for Women, had one question in reviewing the President's proposed budget, "Are there opportunities for women?"

Yagana Shah

Moderate Drinking May Be Beneficial -- But Only For Older Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty

You may think you're doing yourself a favor by having the occasional glass of wine. Beyond the enjoyment, we've all heard about the much-touted health...