No one likes going to the doctor. No one.
From stepping on the scales to having a stranger inspect your lady bits, going to the doctor is a dreaded errand that’s usually put off, until it can no longer be put off.
But going to the doctor is, of course, a place where we should all feel comfortable, with no judgement.
Well, as if 2017 hasn’t already proved enough that sexism against women is well and truly alive, a recent trip to the doctors by Glennon Doyle, made her so infuriated about the sexist advertisement on the wall, she cancelled her appointment while in the waiting foyer, and left.
“At OBGYN for annual exam,” Glennon sent in a text, which she later shared with her 298,000 followers.
“Just made an announcement in front of a full waiting room saying I wasn’t going into my appointment and demanding my medical records to take a new practice because how absurdly offensive (dangerous) it is to have prenatal and postpartum women being assailed with this lose-belly-fat-quick scheme at their freaking doctor’s office.”
This is what everyday resistance to patriarchy looks like. It looks like paying attention- seeing the bullshit- and then being brave enough to call It out. It is not a woman’s job to become smaller and smaller – in ambition, imagination, voice, or BODY- so that the world can be more comfortable. Our bodies are not an industry for our economy to cash in on. Medical community- remove the patriarchal poison from your offices and concentrate on decent health care. Sister on.