Femininity

Femininity

“If a woman attempted to resist her feminine role, this mental conflict could emerge in a number of symbolic ways—particularly in disorders affecting her reproductive system. According to the textbook, in cases of dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) “a thorough study of the woman’s attitudes toward femininity is often necessary.” Excerpt From: Maya Dusenbery. “Doing Harm” (2018)

Anxiety

Anxiety

“Four different medical professionals thought it was in her head, that ‘she was simply struggling with anxiety and perhaps even had a serious mental health disorder’. Her primary-care doctor went so far as to tell her more than once, ‘All your symptoms are in your imagination.” Excerpt From: Caroline Criado Perez. “Invisible Women” (2020)

Weight

Weight

“A thin woman is told she can’t be seriously ill since she “looks so good!” while a fat woman is told all her symptoms are due to her weight” Excerpt From: Maya Dusenbery. “Doing Harm” (2018)

Hysteria

Hysteria

"Women with endometriosis were constructed as reproductive bodies with hysterical tendencies. The historical hysteria discourse was most often endorsed when discussing “difficult” women, referring to those for whom treatment was not helpful or who held a perception of their disease alternative to their clinician" Young et al. (2018)

Race

Race

“ A white Ivy league college student is more likely to be seen as anxiety-ridden, while a woman of color is more likely to be stereotyped as a drug seeker" Excerpt From: Maya Dusenbery. “Doing Harm” (2018)

Personality Type

Personality Type

“Medical professionals often dismiss sufferers as being difficult rather than ill. One gynaecologist wrote about how the disease can be cured by stress management because only type A personalities get it. ” Excerpt From: Gabrielle Jackson. “Pain and Prejudice” (2019)

Age

Age

“For most of our lives, we are “too young” to be sick anyway, and our symptoms can be blamed on menstrual cramps, pregnancy, motherhood, and menopause. By the time we’re finally old enough to be seen as sick, we’re so old that nobody cares if we are. ” Excerpt From: Maya Dusenbery. “Doing Harm” (2018)

Education

Education

“Educated white women” are seen as health-obsessed hypochondriacs who need to get off WebMD. But less-educated women may be seen as malingerers looking for a disability check.” Excerpt From: Maya Dusenbery. “Doing Harm” (2018)

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Femininity

“If a woman attempted to resist her feminine role, this mental conflict could emerge in a number of symbolic ways—particularly in disorders affecting her reproductive system. According to the textbook, in cases of dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation) “a thorough study of the woman’s attitudes toward femininity is often necessary.” Excerpt From: Maya Dusenbery. “Doing Harm” (2018)