The Menopause Monologues: a dramatic reading

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Rubenstein Library 153
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Menopause Monologues“I’m going to pull menopause out into the open, remove the cobwebs, clean it off, and look at it”
–- Rosetta Reitz.(from Menopause: A Positive Approach. New York: Penguin Books, 1979, c1977.)

To bring an oft-taboo topic out into the open, you are cordially invited to a dramatic reading of excerpts from pertinent texts that will bring to life the voices of women and men, past and present, whose perspectives on menopause range from “the historical to the hysterical.” In addition to the readings, individuals are also encouraged to share their own stories and experiences of “the change.” Light refreshments will be provided. The reading complements the Spring exhibition on display in the Josiah Charles Trent History of Medicine Room, The Change of Life: Menopause and Our Changing Perspectives. Curated by Erin Rutherford, Josiah Charles Trent Intern, the exhibition runs from March 20 – July 14, 2018. This program is co-sponsored by the History of Medicine Collections and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture.

Women at the Center Spring 2018 Newsletter Online

Newsletter coverIn this edition of Women at the Center:

  • Emma Goldman Papers Now Online
  • YWCA: The Frist Multicultural Women's Organization
  • Mary Lily Research Grant Recipients, 2018-2019
  • Collection Highlight: Joan Little Papers