Menopause: The burden of womanhood

It is not entirely disputable if one said a woman is symbolically defined by two stages in life: the onset of menstruation and menopause. The former signifies the beginning of womanhood and the latter its end. Before menstruation, a woman is all but a child-nothing more or less. After menopause, she is just another 'older person' hitting en route to the elderly bracket.
The New Times
Donah Mbabazi