Episode 117: Jennifer Block on "Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution"


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On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast, our guest is Jennifer Block, journalist and author of the book, Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution. We speak with Jennifer today about the ways in which the health industry--from preparation and trainings of doctors, to research devoted to understanding women’s bodies, to the dismissal of women’s pain--contribute to a culture where women’s health is systemically ignored and minimized, and women’s trauma, in response, collectively normalized and accepted. We explore what it means to be a woman navigating our culture who centers her own health, well-being and care, and the obstacles she encounters and must overcome everyday.

During our conversation, Jennifer and I referenced the following resources and topics:


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