Ahoy ye hoydens! on the good ship Menopause with Pirate Queen Roseanne

Below is the illustration from her article, and the article is Even Better.

Roseanne Barr holds a shiny shiny cutlass on the deck of a ship with the wide ocean and a Skull and Bones flag behind her

Neo-Amazonian Pirate Queen | Source: The Daily Beast | Illustration by Sean McCabe

I am old now: gray, wrinkled, tired, and bloated, and my joints ache, too. But I am ready to come into my full destiny—as my childhood dreams predicted—as a Neo-Amazonian Pirate Queen of my own vessel: firing cannonballs at the worldwide culture of patriarchy in the name of all that does not suck. I no longer fear moving on to a better existence than this one, which is, of course, no existence at all. Oblivion will be fucking sweet after a lifetime at the mercy of my hormones and my biological clock and the twisted logic that produced the craving for a dominant male sex partner. I’m quite thrilled to say that at this late hour, in my autumn years, I have at last found a man who is more savant than idiot, and with whom the sparse occasions of physical enjoining of souls is quite sublime.

Ahoy, matey! Hail, hail, all ye who enter here! You have arrived! Congratulations, sister!

h/t to @loupollard



Categories: gender & feminism, Life

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2 replies

  1. Can’t wait to read it.. am absolutely thrilled by positive accounts of ageing from women. Fantastic.

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