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A Time to Think,
This review is from: Hot Flushes, Cold Science: A History of the Modern Menopause (Paperback)
Presumably the one star review reflects the reviewer's disappointment with her choice, rather than the book itself which is exactly was the cover says it will be- only much wittier -a look at how and why a natural stage in almost every woman's life has become a time women dread and rarely acknowledge, even though many intelligent, attractive women (Helen Mirren? Joanna Lumley? Meryl Streep? Susan Sarandon?) must have reached it without self-combusting or watching their sex life turn into sandpaper. Whether or not you choose to use HRT isn't the half of it. What Foxcroft unravels, discovering some wonderfully extreme opinions and treatments from old medical texts on the way, is why women have learned to feel so vulnerable at a vague point about two thirds through their lives, that they fell unqualified to make judgements and decisions about their own bodies, and why youth is such a paradigm of desirability that the pleasures of maturity become frightening.
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Initial post: 21 Jul 2009 16:41:03 BDT
L. S. Sinclair says:
As the reviewer who did not rate this book I can state that I'm delighted with my choice. Louise Foxcroft suggests anti deppressants to cure a problem caused by a hormone deficiency.This medication is potentially hazardous yet gets a better press then hormones
Today we are too politically correct to countenance the climacteric kicked aside by women chosing hormone therapy rather then the perverse suffering embraced by femminism.
For the record I do not use traditional HRT but bio identical hormone therapy which doesn't get mentioned in Foxcroft's book. For a good femminist book about the menopause I recommend Germaine Greer's The Change
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