How much lower can menopause marketing go?
For fucks sake (she said, for the millionth time that week) 😡
I have to laugh that the tea isn’t even a useful sedative for the RAGE.
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!)
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
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.
I fear much lower :( Exploiting others in need is an art form for opportunists.
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. 🙄
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 😂
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 🙃
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!