Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Stop contemplating one's .....

Political Correctness.  Gone Mad?

Menopausels known as the climacteric, is the time in most women's lives when menstrual periods stop permanently, and they are no longer able to bear children.  And that is a good time!!

The Deputy of the Bank of England has made a slip of speech using a metaphor to describe the state of the economy at the moment, and of course there is a lot of hoo-ha on the radio because of it.  Come on middle-aged females there is no point in getting upset about it, he used a word to describe something, don't we all do that, let not the screeching harridans on him for making a mistake.  Paul has just said men also go through menopause, no they don't, it is the end of the monthly period cycle that women go through in the strict sense.  But then when did we not use words in all their fulsome meaning to talk about other things? 
Yesterday on Woman's Hour Germaine Greer was talking, this time she said actually the menopause doesn't exist, well she says a lot of foolish things, but we would all agree that there are definite symptons that are the by products of this biological happening.  Flipping through some articles I came across this from her, and totally agree;)

"Only when the stress of the climacteric is over can the aging woman realize that autumn can be long, golden, milder and warmer than summer, and is the most productive season of the year."

Amen to that.


  1. At the rate these hot flashes are going, autumn is definitely turning out to be warmer than summer! :-D

    1. ;) Greer's argument is that we have over medicalised the menopause but of course hot flushes are real.....

  2. This made me smile Thelma (wryly I might add)

  3. Nice quote from Germaine Greer. I live in California and missed the kerfuffle caused by a slip of speech.

  4. He said that the economy was in a menstrual stage at the moment, though I notice he argues he meant to use the word climacteric. But apart from the foolishness of picking on one word, the female element of our news broadcaster took offence over it. One day it will be impossible to say anything without the PC brigade chasing you....

  5. Germaine Greer's book on Menopause is very sensible, as are her writings and lectures on grieving.

  6. Thank you for that. I never read her because she was too extrovert for my liking, but I will one day, after reading an article about her home in Australia.