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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Wendy McElroy

Wendy McElroy is the author of nine books, a weekly commentator for FOX News and a freelance writer for a wide range of publications from Penthouse to The Globe and Mail. She lives with her husband on a farm in rural Ontario.

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Wendy McElroy

Pink Pills

How the pharmaceutical industry is medicalizing women’s sexuality. December 2015
Big Pharma, Women and the Labour of Love by Thea Cacchioni is a timely and acutely disappointing book that makes some excellent side points. Cacchioni, a sociologist at the University of Victoria, begins with an important question: is human sexuality being reduced to a medical problem by “disease mongers” who want to peddle expensive…

Heroine or Hellcat?

Author and reviewer differ dramatically over a Lady's character. December 2005

Pills in the Bedroom

The “discovery” — and marketing — of erectile dysfunction’s female equivalent November 2010
Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals: How Drug Companies Plan to Profit from Female Sexual Dysfunction is proof that investigative journalism still exists. In recent decades, the medical establishment has dramatically expanded the definition of disease and dysfunction to include everything from sexual disinterest to obesity, from shyness to “hyperactivity” in children, with laziness now being discussed as “a neuro-developmental dysfunction.” Studies of new medical dysfunctions are repeated rather than reported upon by a mainstream media who does not seem to read beyond press releases in order to announce sensational…