Hmm. Do you think this is entertaining? Funny at first glance, to be sure. But I'm over it.
This saying is from a Facebook post from Comedy 103.1, a page that posts a lot of funny things. Many of which, I laugh at and share. As of today, this menopause meme has gotten nearly 100,000 likes. I bet if I shared it on the Hot Flash Daily Facebook page, I could get a few hundred on our page, too! But I just can’t. Why? It’s the kind of menopause humor that leaves me cold.
I’m not usually a “hard ass” about humor, that’s for sure! But after many years of comments and cartoons and cliches, the whole “women and their mysterious hormonal goings-on that gives them mental illness and they act crazy” thing is a big turn-off. The notion of “she’s on the rag” or “she’s menopostal” as a way of explaining behavior or describing a woman is insulting. Yep. Maybe it’s just the linking of menstruation and menopause with mental illness. Or the notion that anything related to women starts with men! Sheesh.
I KNOW, I can’t believe I’m so sensitive!
Ridiculous. Or not? I’m curious. What’s your reaction?