To be precise, the word "menopause" applies to a non-event, the menstrual period that does not happen. It is the invisible Rubicon that a woman cannot know she is crossing until she has crossed it.
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Source Notes: The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause (chapter 1, "The Undescribed") (1991).
Germaine Greer (born January 29, 1939) is an Australian academic, writer, and broadcaster, who is widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the 20th century. Greer is Professor Emeritus of English literature and Comparative Studies at the University of Warwick in England after having recently retired, and is the author of several highly acclaimed books. Greer's ground-breaking The Female Eunuch became an international bestseller when it was published in 1970, turning Greer overnight into a household name, and bringing her both adulation and criticism.
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