Sexism In Healthcare
Women struggle to be heard just about everywhere, from board meetings to television screens. But what about at the doctor's office? This week, Ravishly is having a conversation about sexism in medicine: how it happens, why it matters, and most importantly, what we can do to stop it.
My mom was in her late forties when she began to develop headaches and stomachaches so severe she sometimes couldn’t get out of bed.
Submitted by Jenny Splitter | 12.21.16 12am
For some reason, being a virgin automatically makes me unable to know my body.
Submitted by Erynn Porter | 09.30.16 12am
I don’t know that I’ve ever really trusted doctors. My mother, a nurse as long as I’ve known her, tried to teach me to advocate for myself. She told me to ask questions, to do my own research, to...
Submitted by Bex vanKoot | 09.29.16 12am
When there is a preconception that women exaggerate or are “hysterical,” then it follows that they won’t be listened to as carefully as men, or that they won’t be believed.
Submitted by Hally Thornton | 09.28.16 12am