This is a seminal book that will change your life. Germaine is able to eloquently describe things women experience in a way that makes you feel less alone and heard. Her research is undeniably impeccable, and her discussion is visionary. The media has lampooned Germaine. She very clearly describes the misogynistic and ageist way that outspoken women are treated, and it is no irony that she is now subject to this treatment. Germaine’s work is something that must be considered as a whole. Her work is as relevant today as ever, and despite cries to the contrary – the woman question has not been answered. Her erudition and enquiry push us from our complacency.