Writer Melanie Joosten (A Long Time Coming: Essays on Old Age) believes it’s time for younger feminists to fight for the rights of older women. Two-thirds of people aged over 85 are women, and most of the poorly paid aged care workforce are women. Many women have spent their lives doing unpaid work, leaving them less financially secure in retirement. Ageing can be difficult, but it can also be a time of liberation. Melanie examines old age as a feminist cause.