Don't Go Changin'

Entertaining, yes, but Menopause doesn't go far enough in erasing taboos

The soap star, the housewife, the hippie, 
and the businesswoman (pictured: a 
Washington, D.C., cast).
Mike Kelly
The soap star, the housewife, the hippie, and the businesswoman (pictured: a Washington, D.C., cast).

An entire mythology surrounds 1960s women's rights activists. Urban legends about bra-burning and rumors that Hillary Clinton led violent protests in defense of the Black Panthers may not be true, but they're certainly glamorous. As we Generation-Xers feebly attempt to tackle ongoing injustices against women in our own revolution-weary times, we can't help but feel awe at the boomers' comparative energy and chutzpah. Yet we could still take feminism to new levels. When those of us in our 20s and 30s start waking up in the middle of the night in a damp sweat and forgetting our children's names, perhaps we'll put our minds to higher pursuits. How about a menopause show for men, for instance? That's a barrier worth breaking down. Prostate Cancer the Playis bound to be a hit.

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