Older Feminist Network

The Older Feminist Network (OFN) was formed in 1982 as an initiative from Spare Rib magazine’s collective and 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.