Eleanor Roosevelt visiting troops in the Pacific during World War II. New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins says the first lady had an "amazing middle age."

Eleanor Roosevelt visiting troops in the Pacific during World War II. New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins says the first lady had an "amazing middle age."

Today it seems that “women of a certain age” are having a moment. Think U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Diane is 83 and hosting this podcast!

But if it’s a good time to be an older women, society hasn’t always looked so kindly on this demographic.

In fact, who we categorize as “older” and how we view them has shifted over time.

New York Times op-ed columnist Gail Collins explores why – and some of the women who helped change and define our understanding of this time in life – in a new book. It’s called “No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History.”

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  • Gail Collins Op-ed columnist for The New York Times

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