Are Mammograms a Form of Violence Against Women?

Holy Hormones Journal: Someone seems to thinks so – and for once it’s not just me…. Phew. I like what the author Ms. Barbara Minton has to say: “But the instincts of women have long been devalued, and most just assume they are being silly.” I would have coffee with this woman any day of the week. Think about this statement.

Women were the healers, midwives, physicians – not the assistants. We understood healing – because we understood cycles, herbs, foods, and faith. We have been duped into a false reality by being told “It’s all in your head.”  Yes, yes, and yes… let me bring up my favorite quote again “Hysteria, a word used to make women feel insane for what they know.” Thank you Eve Ensler – another woman I would have coffee with and day of the week.

So because women have been shut down – we have become the objects of the medical and pharmaceutical industry’s desire – our bodies a cash cow – a constant source of revenue of tricks and foibles that only harm us – make us sick- and we become even more the gem in their eye$. Their object of de$ire.

Mammograms – really? Did this ever make sense to you? Irradiating the very source that our babies get their first nutrients outside our bodies? Think again.

Mammograms: Four decades of violence against women


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.