Dear Liz Jones, You might feel that your menopause has made you a superwoman; sadly, your article certainly doesn’t represent the experience of many women in the UK – including my own. Your judgemental commentary disrespects these women and their experiences, as it does for those women plunged into ‘medical menopause’ as the result of treatment for cancer.
A YouTube video of Di’s recent Good Morning Britain appearance has been viewed more than 4,000 times. Di was with presenters Richard Madeley and Charlotte Hawkins to debate menopause in the workplace with Daily Mail journalist Liz Jones, who wrote a critical article on the subject.
Diane took to the airwaves on ITV’s Good Morning Britain breakfast show today to take part in a discussion about the case of a menopausal woman who was unfairly sacked by her employers – the Scottish court service – then compensated and reinstated after a tribunal which found she was suffering from a ‘disability’.
DI with Meg during the event
Menopause Support’s Di Danzebrink was one of a group of expert speakers at “MegsMenopause conference”, described as “a day of taboo-busting, open conversation and the latest in scientific research on the menopause” in London earlier this week.
Di Danzebrink joined Meg Matthews for an interview at BBC Radio Five Live a few weeks ago while Meg was guest-editing a programme there. Meg has since posted this short video titled “Five things not to say to a menopausal woman” – worth a look!
Recently Di Danzebrink spent the day in Glasgow delivering Menopause Awareness training to the fabulous team at Womens Aid.
The BBC has released details of the Body Language series for BBC3, to be broadcast later this year. More detail about the schedules can be seen here. Di Danzebrink was invited to contribute to the series with her experience of early menopause. Watch this space to find out when her contribution will be broadcast.
Writing in Today’s Daily Telegraph, Diane Danzebrink has set out the reasons why she became a menopause counsellor – and a passionate campaigner for the rights of menopausal women. In the same week she crossed swords with the President of the Royal College of GPs in a Radio 5 Live interview, DI has now taken Read more about The Hidden Cost of Menopause – Diane writes for the Daily Telegraph[…]
Couples are losing their relationships and women their jobs because of symptoms of menopause, and the situation is so severe the economy is being affected, Diane told a Northern Ireland audience on the BBC Radio Ulster afternoon show today. Responding to an initiative by the Northern Ireland Police Service to develop a code around the Read more about Relationships and jobs being lost because of menopause, Di Danzebrink tells Radio Ulster[…]
Sparks flew in the BBC Radio 5 Live studio on Tuesday when menopause campaigners and senior medical professionals got together to talk about menopause. The afternoon programme, with presenter Nihal Arthanayake, was being guest-edited by Meg Matthews, former wife of rock superstar Noel Gallagher and now a menopause campaigner following her own personal experiences of Read more about Challenging menopause discussion on BBC Radio 5 live[…]