Friday, October 16, 2015

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously.

Interesting article over at The Atlantic on the sexism of hospitals and the medical system. Basically how women's pain is often under-estimated, belittled, or goes ignored altogether. It's what's referred to by Rachel, the author's wife as  “the trauma of not being seen.”

Check out How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously.

I've had little to no personal experience in being hospitalized. My best friend however, had a scare two summers ago and tried her best to describe how demoralizing and patronizing her experience was. She still has so much trouble talking about it, and her experiences in general (she is chronically ill).

My experiences are housed in the mental illness / family doctor wing of the medicalization complex.

Regardless - the medical industrial complex is a patriarchal, capitalist system (even in Canada) and thus only really serves men, whiteness and money. There are exceptions to the medical system, but there is also the rule.

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