Dorothy Byrne, head of news and current affairs at Channel 4, was in a meeting with her boss when she felt the all-too-familiar heat rising from her feet to her face, which she knew would be pillar-box red and glistening with perspiration. To make matters worse, Kevin Lygo, then director of television and content, was so concerned that Dorothy had a terrible fever that he told her to go home immediately and rest. Squirming with embarrassment, Dorothy tried to explain she wasn’t unwell, but Kevin insisted: ‘You’ve gone all red and you’re sweating, you obviously have a fever.’ Dorothy Byrne (pictured), head of news and current affairs at Channel 4, was in a meeting with her boss when she felt the all-too-familiar heat rising from her feet to her face Too self-conscious to keep arguing, Dorothy returned to her desk to collect her bag, telling her team: ‘I’m going home, because my boss has never heard of the menopause.’ Dorothy did not, in fact, have a fever, but was simply experiencing a hot flush, something that affects millions of women — who, after all, make up 51 per cent of the population and 47 per cent of the British workforce… Read full this story
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