About the Older Feminist Network

About Us

Formed in 1982 as an initiative from Spare Rib magazine’s collective, the OFN has met regularly ever since.

We felt that the larger Women’s Liberation Movement wasn’t giving sufficient attention and value to the experiences and needs of older women. Many of us have experienced ageist attitudes and behaviour in the movement as well as in society generally.

We are making links with younger and older women in other organisations and in other countries by exchanging newsletters and information to counter the negative stereotypes of older women in society and to challenge the combined ageism/sexism which older women experience. We also act in solidarity with younger women.

Our Meetings

OFN meetings are currently held on Saturdays on Zoom from 11am to 1pm or in person in London from 12-4pm and all older women are welcome.
Join the OFN to participate in our meetings.

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