Quote# 7690

[Commenting on a play titled "Menopause the Musical"]

I would just like to say that I have about had it with people talking about this kind of thing in public. How did the Hebrews handle the monthly thing? They had the women go off by themselves and just deal with it. They did not have television commercials featuring blue liquid, red dots, and so forth, they didn't talk about "hot flashes," nor did they compose "Menopause the Musical" and make the men watch. If it was meant to be a public thing, women wouldn't have been built the way they are. Think about it.

Ruth64_72, Rapture Ready 25 Comments [8/31/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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Okay, I can't resist: http://www.mum.org/pastgerm.htm
Anything you'd want to know (and sometimes not want to know) about mestruation from the Museum of Menstruation and Women's Health website. Fascinating historical stuff.

8/31/2005 9:11:53 PM


Wow, I bet \"The Vagina Monologues\" sends her into an epileptic fit.

8/31/2005 9:26:10 PM


Nobody forces them to go. And of course, who wants to come back to a time of exile, hunger, falsehood, genocide........just to refer to some.

10/31/2006 10:06:50 PM


BY the way, didn´t say the Bible that the woman with period had to be secluded because they were impure?

10/31/2006 10:07:35 PM


The bible calls women unclean and kicks them out for a week; People today are talking about vaginas. How could you possibly yearn for the days of yore?

Ruth, you are a sexually repressed witch.

12/20/2006 10:41:56 AM


Yeah, except that menopause isn't a monthly thing. It's the cessation of menstruation. Dumbarse.

12/20/2006 2:38:00 PM

David D.G.

Yeah, the ancient Hebrews never would have been so tasteless as to have TV commercials about this sort of thing. Of course, not having television might have had something to do with that, too.

Seriously, if you want to live according to Old Testament law, go right ahead. Start by avoiding shellfish and getting rid of all your cotton/polyester-blend clothing, and be sure to quarantine yourself during \"that time of the month\" until you reach menopause yourself. Oh, and submit to your man and never express an independent opinion again. Enjoy your life in the \"Good Old Days\" while the rest of us enjoy the 21st century.

~David D.G.

12/20/2006 3:00:37 PM


I have serious doubts that Ruth is, in fact, a woman. This sounds much more like the mating call of the immature man-boy.

1/26/2007 10:20:00 PM


Jesus H. Christ, how much must this woman hate herself?

It's a natural bodily function. Grow up and deal with it!

Please don't have daughters.

1/26/2007 10:39:17 PM


Sooo, how would women be "built" if it was meant to be public? With giant TV screens for vaginas?

5/16/2008 2:15:28 AM

T. McGee

What's the saddest thing about this? If this woman ever has daughters, she'll teach them that their period is a dark, shameful secret.

She'll probably also forbid them to wear any shirts that hint at their "dirty pillows."

7/22/2008 10:49:18 PM

The way they are, how? Having a VISIBLE flow of blood each month?. And menopause is the absence of that. And those hot flashes, red dots, liquids and the sort are the product of that taboo, idiot(somehow, they have to sell the product). Don´t put the Hebrews as example, regarding the high rate of female mortality in their society.

8/11/2009 2:28:27 PM

That´s the problem. Hiding the visible thing they are is the opposite of "God making them the way they are". Sex is not something unclean and impure.

8/11/2009 2:29:32 PM



8/11/2009 2:45:15 PM

Dr. Shrinker

Don't like the theme of the play? Don't buy tickets for it.
Don't like what's on TV? Don't watch it.

Think about it

8/11/2009 3:11:13 PM


Sadly Ruth probably is a woman. Even in the UK some women are v embarassed about periods, and when feminine hygiene products were first advertised on TV were very upset about it, no matter how euphemised they are - blue liquids etc. An extraordinary one now showing has a spread pantieliner filling the screen with metal balls bouncing about on it with pintable noises in the background!

complaints about plays you dont have to go to are silly, but ads that keep popping up on TV between programs are different - it is reasonable to expect that they are tasteful - in practice they are so discreet you can hardly tell what they are for, as in my example.

8/15/2009 11:14:53 PM


Your punishment for being stupid is to watch 40 hours of commercials for prostate remedies, viagra, cialis, and "male enhancement" placebos.

6/25/2010 8:10:02 PM



Where women play tennis wearing tight white jeans and run around pouring a blue stuff on things?

6/25/2010 10:53:22 PM


You'd better not watch "The Vagina Monologues", if you know what's good for you Ruth64_72.

6/26/2010 7:16:40 AM


AS someone who has some years to go before hitting menopause, I enjoyed the show. It's gonna happen no matter what I wish, so might as well learn what to expect and how to laugh at it all. Seriously Ruth, if you don't like that, fucking ignore it, or turn down the volume on the TV.

BTW, there were some men in the audience when I saw it in Seattle. They enjoyed it as much as the women did, probably because they have enough sense to know that it's all in fun.

6/26/2010 7:32:23 AM

Allegory for Jesus

If ancient Hebrews did have television commercials about that time of the month, I would be alarmed and appalled! How dare they violate the laws of time travel like that!

9/25/2010 11:14:52 AM


You know, as a woman who has not been able to produce a baby (in spite of trying for ten-odd years), I sort of look forward to the menopause thing.
Not completely though, there are problems connected with the no-bleed thing, as well.

As we ARE built the way we are, we must be meant to bleed freely for about a week every month. So how come it's seen as something to hide?
We don't wear pads over our eyes when we are in mourning, we don't wear pads over our noses and mouths when we have the sniffles.
OK, some cultures do, but most don't.

9/25/2010 2:28:13 PM


Ruth, you must be one sad wench.

9/25/2010 9:35:19 PM

Are you telling me that they don´t stop ovulating at 55?, or what?

1/3/2012 4:50:55 PM


Uh...women are people, and that includes the Hebrew women. We are also "the public". If men are too delicate and squeamish to deal with real life-as-it-is, that is NOT going to be our problem. That's theirs.

5/11/2017 2:18:59 PM

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