The other day I was watching a talk show where the hostess and her guests went on and on about the "plight of the working mother."
"Society has failed the working mother," one guest said. "We need to have infrastructures in place to help her."
I wanted to slam my fist through the television screen. "Every mother's a working mother," I shouted to the dumb-as-dirt hostess and her equally dumb-as-dirt guests. I don't know of one mother who isn't a working mother. Whether she works inside the home or outside, she's a working mother.
So, what does this have to do with menopause? Nothing. And everything. Because most menopausers were at one time or other a working mother. And guess what? We're still working, as mothers, as grandmothers, as church members, as volunteers.
Gem for the day: if some dumb-ass person talks about "the plight of the working mother," tell him to stick it where the sun don't shine.