So, What Are We Doing?

Friday, May, 29, 2015 < Back to Blog Posts

We come from amazing people! Our Foremothers (I had to look up and see if that was really even a word, since I’ve never heard it used!) have done their part so we can enjoy life as we know it  today.
On Election Day in 1920, millions of American women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
Jeannette Pickering Rankin was the first woman elected to the United States Congress, in 1916 and again 1940, from the state of Montana. After winning her House seat in 1916 she said, "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last."
On June 16, 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman to travel into space. Sally Ride joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32, became the first American woman in space.
The question becomes – what are we as women doing today for the women in the future who will deal with menopause? Are we making their future better? We can be thankful that someone in the past cared about us today. Even a few hundred years ago, we knew nothing about hormones. As a woman neared menstrual cessation - which just so happened to coincide with most natural life expectancies - the end of her child-bearing years was proof that a woman had outlived her usefulness. It wasn't until March of 2005 that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a statement concluding that menopause was not a disease to be treated or eliminated, but a natural phase in the life of women. Not until 2005!!
If you visit our Remifemin® Facebook page, you’ll see that we have more than 50,000 followers. What if all 50,000 of us determined to be more active when it comes to educating others about menopause? What if each one of us took it upon ourselves to tell someone else about Remifemin menopause relief? What are we as women doing when it comes to menopause – educating others…and sharing what we know?
Our foremothers did their part so we could have it better today. What are we doing for future generations of women? Don’t be afraid to talk about Remifemin, menopause and your thoughts on being a woman today.  We can make a difference with the information we have, and what we say. Make the world of menopause even better for the women who will come behind us. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but that reminds me of a quote.
As Eleanor Roosevelt said: “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
Michele is a real person who is experiencing menopause just like you. If you have a menopause-related question, a story to share, or you just need to vent, go to our Remifemin Facebook page.