There’s No Cure for Menstrual Rage

"The truth is, women are people and should be treated as such, with time out for physiological interferences..." - Amy Vanderbilt, Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette (1952) Do you remember those drug commercials for Sarafem, a "new" treatment of PMDD?  (That's pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder.  It's like PMS...but...well...worse.)  I remember the commercial featured a woman trying to pull a stuck shopping … Continue reading There’s No Cure for Menstrual Rage

Troublemaker

On Wednesday afternoon, I stood in my local Sephora, glazed over.  Christmas music was already playing and pounding in my ears. "Can I help you find anything?" I was asked for the third time in five minutes. "No...I...um...I'm wandering aimlessly." She blinked at me, and I looked down at the deep plum tinted lipstick in … Continue reading Troublemaker