Menstruation Now a Social AND Medical Problem – Holy Hormones Journal: Although the feminist in me wants to rage at the proposed law put forth by a Russian lawmaker to give the ‘fair sex’ suffering from hormone imbalance and menstrual discomfort – paid time off because they are less productive at work – all I Continue Reading …
Holy Hormones Journal Jane Ussher has penned a brilliant article on the myth of women and madness – enforced by psychiatry’s bible – the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5). When one starts looking at the history of women and ‘madness/mental illness’ it is distressing at best. Thousands of women have disappeared over Continue Reading …
Leslie Carol Botha: First we find out that synthetic hormones are linked to breast cancer and mortality AND then we find out that PMS – premenstrual syndrome is linked nutrient deficiency. And how many years have women been subjected to the “Take Two Valium and Go Home Honey, Syndrome?” Now young mothers are encouraged to go on Xanax to be better mommies. Is anyone else furious?
By Jo Waters
Last updated at 11:32 PM on 18th July 2011
Kirsty Baranowski stood in the middle of the road hammering on a taxi driver’s windscreen. She was incandescent with rage because he’d suddenly pulled out in front of her.
The outburst was completely out of character, but for 20 years she had been battling with violent mood swings in the run-up to her period.