Susan P. Matterns The slow moon is climbing begins with the example of 12th century Hoelun, the mother of Chinggis Khan, whose story in the The secret history of the Mongols. In exile and widowhood, Hoelun and her seven children survived by sneaking, planning revenge, and gathering support for the subsequent conquest of much of Asia by the Mongols. If the results of her influence were brutal, it was still important that her most important contributions come after the birth of her children. As Mattern notes, Hoelun's life and the offspring that followed made her one of the “most biologically successful women” in history.
The slow moon is climbing is much more than a story about how menopause was understood as "hormonal chaos". It is a sustainable argument about the nature
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