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For fucks sake (she said, for the millionth time that week) 😡

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by sam baker

I have to laugh that the tea isn’t even a useful sedative for the RAGE.

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Seriously 🙄 - so we can’t have doctors who take our symptoms seriously, easier access to HRT or workplaces that help accommodate our specific needs but we can have tea. Well thank **** for that!! (apologies if this is a bit ranty, had a very bad day at work!)

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Very well said Sam.... I’ve also been noticing the arrival of the bandwagon over the past two years - patronising advertisers assuming they not only know what we want- all of us, because we’re obviously all the same aren’t we, little old ladies? - but touchingly convinced that they can provide it: how grateful we ought to be to them for their ability to put themselves in our shoes and their public spiritedness in relieving us of our (shameful) “problem “! Xx

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Excellent piece as always Sam. I think the thing that worries me the most is in the realm of fitness (and weight loss) - on the one hand it’s amazing we have menopause specific and brilliant experts finally here and visible to help women navigate this time, and on the other there is a lot of dodgy science being peddled (Mindy Peltz is one) and people capitalising on the fear women feel around their bodies during menopause and offering the solution to it. I hope the former tribe win.

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Jan 15Liked by sam baker

I fear much lower :( Exploiting others in need is an art form for opportunists.

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by sam baker

I'm starting a new rating system. Menopause Tea: 🙄🙄🙄🙄

And we have loyalty cards at pharmacies here in the US too. And at CVS, your receipt will be as long as your leg (I SWEAR I am not exaggerating) with coupons and nonsense. 🙄

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I also saw this tea box whilst scrolling a few days back and I assumed it was a joke! I mean, I would have bet $100 on it. FFS indeed 🤦🏻‍♀️ (In better news, thanks to your link I have now clicked through and discovered the Lucyverse, and anyone who casually dashes off the term “prolapsed anus” in a bit about advent calendars is my kind of gal. So thanks for that 😂

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Nov 30, 2023Liked by sam baker

Well done Twinnings for giving us ladies of a certain age a reason to roll our eyes and mutter ‘ffs’! Wonder what other numpty menopause marketing ideas are coming our way in 2024 🙃

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This is spot on thanks Sam. Worryingly I think in my brain fog addled state I probably fall for this kind of marketing too often. In fairness to Twinnjngs all of their teas have the herbs or fruit making up the tea but I always find pinkness irritating and brain fog or not that’s a spoiler!

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Absolutely 💯

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