Mean Reads: Early HRT ads were cute, book by Last F*ckable Day writer, menopause myths

Last fuckable day skit

The best news in this week’s roundup is that Jessi Klein, who wrote for Inside Amy Schumer, has written a book of essays that will be released in April called I’ll Show Myself Out: Essays on Midlife and Motherhood.

Amusing in a different way is the article about early Hormone Replacement Therapy ad which said things like: “she will not become dull and unattractive,” and promised she would become “pleasant to live with once again.” This article also talks about the 2002 Women’s Health Initiative study that erroneously, tragically, scared everyone away from HRT.

New and forthcoming books by writers over 60 [Electric Lit]

How Yellowjackets reminds Gen Xers of who we thought we’d be [Salon]

What midlife women should know about intermittent fasting [Everyday Health]

Inside Amy Schumer writer Jessi Klein pens essay collection: I’ll show myself out: Essays on Midlife and Motherhood [MSN]


7 appeals to moms from women without children [MSN]

Maria Shriver on the importance of making new friends at midlife: ‘You want to keep growing’ [MSN]

Are you age-appropriate or a midlife rebel? The new rules of getting older [The Telegraph]

What has ‘And Just Like That’ done to Miranda Hobbes? [PopSugar]

How midlife tattoos and multiple piercings became the new normal [The Telegraph]

Stress and other things than can lead to memory loss [24/7 Wall St.]

What’s the average number of sexual partners for each generation (in Europe)? [The Irish Sun]

Menopause: massive estrogen withdrawal transforms women’s bodies, what to do about it [KCRW]

9 myths about menopause, debunked by experts [Yahoo]

‘She will not become dull and unattractive’: The charming history of menopause and HRT [The Guardian]

 

 

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