The Hormone Myth: How Junk Science, Gender Politics, and Lies about PMS Keep Women Down by Robyn Stein DeLuca

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The Hormone Myth: How Junk Science, Gender Politics, and Lies about PMS Keep Women Down Read Online Free - It’s time for women to reject the “hormone myth” and own their emotions in a healthy and realistic way. This provocative book exposes pervasive myths about women’s hormones and shows how flawed, obsolete research and sexism have combined to keep women “in their place.”

Although the idea that women become raving lunatics when their hormones fluctuate is firmly entrenched in American culture—images of hormone-crazed women are prominent on TV and in movies, books, and magazines—a thorough examination of the evidence overwhelmingly tells us otherwise. This book will confront the pervasive myth that women are at the mercy of their reproductive hormones, and illustrate how the perpetuation of this stereotype harms women.

Scientific evidence shows that the majority of women do not experience major mental or physical symptoms linked to their hormones. Rather, much of women’s supposed “irrationality” can be attributed to environmental factors and the cultural and social realities of being a woman in the Western world.

With a thorough exploration of women’s hormonal lives, from the initiation of menstruation through menopause, The Hormone Myth will help you reject the negative stereotype of the hormone-crazed woman and gain an appreciation for the natural changes that occur over time.

Title : The Hormone Myth: How Junk Science, Gender Politics, and Lies about PMS Keep Women Down
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ISBN : 1626255091
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 200 pages


Maria rated it ★★★★★

November 11, 2017

Da sempre, e sempre più spesso, ogni volta che noi donne diamo fiato alle nostre frustrazioni, ci sentiamo chiedere se abbiamo le mestruazioni, o, se appena appena più vecchie, se stiamo andando in menopausa. E ancora oggi, come una volta, si sente dire che una donna non è adatta a lavori di resp...

Vishakha rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2018

Everyone needs to read this book. It should literally be in the school curriculum for kids across the globe. DeLuca is on a mission - a mission to demystify the inner workings of a woman's body. And if you think that you already know alot about it (just like I did) then most of you would be happy...

Dolores rated it ★★★★★

August 07, 2017

Every woman has experienced the frustration of having her concerns, feelings, emotions, and stress-related reactions dismissed and attributed to “that time of the month” or “that stage of life” as a way to delegitimize these experiences. In her book, The Hormone Myth, Dr. Robyn Stein Deluca illus...

Krista rated it ★★★☆☆

December 29, 2017

I'm conflicted about this book. My gripe is with the execution (the editing), not with the content. Well, not with all of the content. Content such as this deserve rock solid air tight logic. And there are some solid ideas, examples and arguments but the author loses me as I often felt her anger...

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

January 31, 2018

An excellent easy-to-read critique of what so many think they know about hormones and female behavior. DeLuca cites the bad science and cultural idiocies that make us desperately want to believe Women Are Controlled By Hormones And Men Aren’t, how those work to the detriment and benefit of both m...

Becky rated it ★★★★☆

August 23, 2017

This is pretty good. It explains that we all have ideas about women's hormones that are not really true. Things like women's hormones can cause mental illness, pms is something that makes women irrational and they can't help it or that pregnancy should be treated as an illness. Lots of feelings a...

Tera rated it ★★★★☆

July 28, 2017

I recieved this book via a Goodreads contest. I found this both interesting as well as eye opening. I hadn't realized how much I had bought into a general mythos rather then relying on facts and research. Well written, informative and though provoking. A must read for all females and wouldn't hur...

Nancie rated it ★★★☆☆

September 10, 2017

I received this book as a Giveaway. Thank you. Stereotypes, junk science and gender politics are ever present and will never disappear. This book reviews many ideas that still prevail in our changing times and beg to be noticed, including the idea that a dose of "hormones" will "fix" everything....

Ksenia rated it ★★★★☆

December 31, 2017

Very educational and worth reading, though the author has repeated her arguments several times.

Kelly rated it ★★★★★

August 06, 2017

Wonderful! Eye-opening as far as how our current thoughts on PMS, childbirth and menopause are based on ancient, flawed research and how this affects women in society.

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