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Quick Hit: Powerful Comic Documents Sexism in Medicine

“It felt like these doctors were diagnosing me based on my age and gender, and not my actual symptoms. Young + female = eating disorder. I couldn’t get anyone to take my concerns seriously.”

So begins Aubrey Hirsch’s powerful comic over at The Nib documenting the gender bias in medical diagnosis and treatment. Check it out.

After you finish Hirsch’s comic, head over to Feministing alum Maya Dusenbery’s important/disturbing/outright terrifying read, “Is Medicine’s Gender Bias Killing Young Women?”

Here’s to working toward a world in which women’s pain isn’t psychologized away. Grateful for Hirsch and Dusenbery for helping us down that road.

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Dana Bolger is a senior editor at and the co-founder (and former ED) of Know Your IX, a national youth-led organization working to end gender violence in schools. She's testified before Congress on Title IX policy and legislative reform, and her writing has appeared in a number of outlets, including The New York Times, USA Today, and The Nation. She's a student at Yale Law School.

Dana Bolger is the co-founder of Know Your IX and a senior editor at Feministing.

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