Today`s dominant cultural ideology indoctrinates people to believe that age-related changes can be avoided. Hence one who displays visible signs of aging is stigmatized and excluded as a result of ageism, but the ultimate truth of the human condition is that we cannot stop aging unless we die. In a sexist society, aging women suffer more from age issues and oppression because "youthfulness" in women is especially valuable symbolic capital. Feminism, like other social movements, has undertaken numerous strategies to reach its fundamental goal of a better life for women. Aging or older women, however, have been a largely ignored group. They have been the "Other" within feminism, not to mention outside of it. The gerontophobic nature of modern society provides one explanation for this exclusion. Another is the fact that many feminists themselves were young in the 1970s, a fact that is reflected in their emphasis upon their young age and social location at that time, since, "after all, the personal is political." In order to uncover the relationship between aging and feminism, this study explores three representative works on aging/ageism: The Coming of Age by Simone de Beauvoir, The Fountain of Age by Betty Friedan, and The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause by Germaine Greer. Though each work reveals some problems and limitations in regard to the complex interrelatedness of all forms of domination, these books nonetheless help to lay the foundations for feminist studies of ageism. They compel us to examine how to make the later years of life worthwhile and successful for today`s and tomorrow`s older women.