Political Correctness. Gone Mad?
Menopause; ls 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.