Science has now ‘proven’ what women have known all along: the ability to remember is affected by menopause.
Maybe I’m uber-sensitive (after all, I am post-menopausal), but the tone of the news release about this research strikes me as a tad sexist. The headline reads, “It’s not your imagination: Memory gets muddled at menopause.” How many women of a certain age have been told that their very real symptoms or experiences are, in fact, figments of their imaginations? This type of language (and attitude) about women’s health-related experience has been with us for some time. Was the news release written by a man? Who approved it?