Pain and Prejudice

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Product Number: MPCD4580
Released: 01 Oct, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781528879880
Narrator(s): Jo Van Es
Publisher: W F Howes
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A CALL TO ARMS FOR WOMEN AND THEIR BODIES Fourteen years after being diagnosed with endometriosis, Gabrielle Jackson couldn't believe how little had changed in the treatment and knowledge of the disease. In 2015, her personal story kick-started a worldwide investigation into the disease by The Guardian; thousands of women got in touch to tell their own stories and many more read and shared the material. What began as one issue led Jackson to explore how women - historically and through to the present day - are under-served by the systems that should keep them happy, healthy and informed about their bodies. Pain and Prejudice is a vital testament to how social taboos and medical ignorance keep women sick and in anguish. The stark reality is that women's pain is not taken as seriously as men's. Women are more likely to be disbelieved and denied treatment than men, even though women are far more likely to be suffering from chronic pain. In a potent blend of personal memoir and polemic, Jackson confronts the private concerns and questions women face regarding their health and medical treatment. Pain & Prejudice, finally, explains how we got here, and where we need to go next. “This book is a brilliant, blood-drenched page turner. Every girl, woman and man — and most particularly every doctor—should read it.” NEW SCIENTIST ‘A major contribution to feminist writing of the 21st century.’ CAROLINE DE COSTA, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, James Cook University ‘Gabrielle Jackson deploys facts to tear away the destructive myths that surround women’s health.’ LENORE TAYLOR, Editor, Guardian Australia ‘This book could not be more timely or important.’ KATHARINE VINER, Editor, The Guardian A TIMELY AND POWERFUL LOOK AT HOW OUR CULTURE TREATS THE PAIN AND SUFFERING OF WOMEN

Author(s): Gabrielle Jackson
Original Publish Date: 01 Oct, 2019

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Author(s): Gabrielle Jackson
Narrator(s): Jo Van Es
Product Number TCM3354
Released: 01 Oct, 2019
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528879897
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Author(s): Gabrielle Jackson
Narrator(s): Jo Van Es
Product Number CX5728
Released: 01 Oct, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528879873
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Author(s): Gabrielle Jackson
Product Number WEB340961
Released: 03 Sep, 2019
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 52 Circs
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: #9781760872137

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