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Growing older can be daunting. And for many women in particular, it can be downright terrifying. 

Melissa Doyle (Sunrise, Sunday Night) recently turned 50 and found herself wanting some guidance on how to approach life’s second act. So she connects with women from different cultures to learn about how growing older can mean forging deeper connections (New Zealand), getting more power (Ghana), more opportunities (Finland) and sometimes more plastic surgery (South Korea). They discuss everything from menopause to sex, political representation to financial security. They find out how to Age Against the Machine.

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Empowering and inspirational

I loved this series - such relevant, interesting topics that have made me really think about my own aging process as well as my attitudes towards others. After listening, I feel strong, empowered and thankful as I stride with pride towards 50. Thank you Melissa and Naima xx

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A story about the women's woes

Mostly stories of woes which are not new. The irony is that one example in this book of someone actively helping other women to raise them from suffering is a man. Other examples include women teaching other women how to give energy to negative stories or to cement acknowledgement to sexism, and prejudice towards women by marking their faces or telling their stories. yes acknowledgement and sharing is good, but it facilitates the regurgitation of the same negative stories and energies. It would have been great for the book to focus on active solutions. I'm a woman myself and a frustration I have is our chat about the suffering instead of the chat about positive active solutions to problems.

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brilliant. absolutely loved it. highly recommend.

really important stuff people should kmow and have a chance to think about. Really helped me understand what women might be thinking about or concerned with. what my wife might be going through.

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Spot on in so many ways.

Was really refreshing to listen to experts talking about women and ageing. Was very insiteful, scary and encouraging. Thank you Mel for bringing this subject to the forefront. I could have kept listening.

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wonderful aging womanhood

I really appreciated the breadth and depth of this audio series. Each topic was relevant and encouraging while honouring the diversity found across womanhood.

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Interesting perspectives

This was challenging in places. Yeeks. But definitely worth listening to. Thank you so much.

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fantastic!

I completely loved this series. I am 50 and it covered many areas where I had questions and doubts. thank you for this series.

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depression alert

if u weren't feeling depressed and anxious about getting older you most certainly will be after this. glad it was part of free trial and I didn't outlay money to hear how doomed women once they get into their 40s.

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Necedsary listening for every woman

Thank you Melissa Doyle and Audible for bringing us Age against the machine Essential listening on difficult issues facing us all as we age providing us with food for thought and the encouragement to take action.

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Relatening listening.

I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. As a woman reaching the end of her 50s I could relate to Melissa's journey and story. Thoughtful, informative, entertaining, beautifully crafted podcast series. Well worth a listen.

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