Today I’m talking to Jennifer Block, author of Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution.
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What we discussed:
Feminism and medical empowerment
Contextualizing the pill for the modern age
The lack of options outside of hormonal contraception
Hysterectomies and the myth of Uterus Island
The dark history of gynaecological surgery
What is hormonal intervention really doing to women
Mainstream feminism ideals, capitalism and reconciling our physical differences
Reconciling cultural demands with the biological window
Appropriate technology and using technology for the best effects
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Resources mentioned in this episode:
Heavy Flow: Breaking the Curse of Menstruation
Everything Below the Waist: Why Healthcare Needs a Feminist Revolution
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Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
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