Ella Dreyfus: Age and Consent, 1999

Ella Dreyfus: Age and Consent

Ella Dreyfus: Age and Consent   Jacqueline Millner (1999) Throughout Western culture, the ageing woman has been characterised as a problem. Her behaviour, described by Freud as ‘peevish, argumentative and sadistic’, has come to legitimise the social ostracism she suffers: The older woman evokes in herself and in others the horror and fear of an inappropriate and…