I have been happily married for 24 years (it’s our silver wedding anniversary in January 2019!) I have four children (a 21 year old daughter and 3 sons who are 19, 16, 14) and a little cavachon pup named Bobbie.
Today I had the pleasure of being a guest editor on Nihal Arthanayake’s show on BBC Radio Five Live. We were joined by the lovely Louise Newson (aka the Menopause Doctor) and Dianne Danzebrink (founder of menopause support).
We all know of sexism. We’ve lived with it since day one. But we often don’t talk about ageism (discrimination based on age) and its relation to sexism. Why are older men seen as silver foxes while older women are cast aside? We explore the key issues.
We constantly talk about the menopause as being stigmatised, without really discussing how stigmas are created, why there is a stigma around the menopause, and how it can be undone. But first, let’s explore what a stigma really is.
It’s not an exaggeration in the slightest: the menopause can seriously impact work life and it is not being talked about sufficiently. The first in our series of articles explores the issues surrounding the topic.