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Menopause Is More Than Just a Punchline

Menopause is still treated more like a throwaway joke than an experience that deserves to be explored with any kind of artistic or emotional depth.



Women are born with pain built in. It’s our physical destiny. Period pains, sore boobs, childbirth. We have pain on a cycle for years and years and years. And then, just when you feel you’re making peace with it all, what happens? The menopause comes. The fucking menopause comes!


The Watcher

The Breakfast Club

Golden GirlsAb Fab

Is itBetter Things

Broad City


 Oh my goodness, no. I’m flattered you asked, even though many women my age do experience spotting.


  Oh, I totally forgot about menopause!


  Menopause isn’t represented in mainstream media . . .



Sunset BoulevardWhatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Top Gun


The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsReal Housewives and the Menopause

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