Police officers and firefighters are to undergo publicly funded ‘menopause classes’ to teach them how to help female colleagues going through the change.
Emergency services staff will receive special training where they will learn how to deal more sensitively with co-workers experiencing hot flushes and mood swings.
Taxpayer-funded monthly classes will be run by a GP, Louise Newson, who dubs herself the ‘Menopause Doctor’, to try to halt a flood of older women leaving the services and to ‘destigmatise’ the issue.
I’m not wholly and entirely sure that this is quite what civilisation needs but look at it the other way around.
Ain’t it just grand to live in a society with such a surplus of production that we can support people doing jobs like this? The specific job, well, meh, but even the possibility of the surplus to allow it is glorious.