Episode #5: Women and Health, Part I
WOMEN AND HEALTH What happens when you bring your body to work? Emma and Charlotte discuss messy bodies, the gendering of illnesses and poor health, and how the personal continues to be political.
- We talk a lot about Dr Rachel E. Moss, who tweets as @menysnoweballes and has an excellent blog. You can read the post on blood clots here;
- Read Zara Bain's article on ableism in academia for St Hilda's Feminist Salon: 'Disabled PhD Students of the World Unite, Unite and Take Over'. Zara is a philosophy PhD student at Cardiff and Bristol, and the founder of phdisabled.wordpress.com; follow her on Twitter @zaranosaur;
- Read Katie Rose Pryal's article 'When You Talk About Banning Laptops, You Throw Disabled Students Under the Bus' here, and follow her on Twitter at @krgpryal;
- Read Dr Catherine Oakley's article on the mental health crisis in academia: 'There is a large-scale crisis of mental ill-health at doctoral and postdoctoral levels that demands wider attention and action'. Catherine is a cultural historian of work, health and the body; follow her on Twitter @cat_oakley;
- The National Archives has information for disabled visitors here;
- ‘Genders experience pain differently, and women have it more’, as Dr Susan Evans wrote for The Conversation in 2015. We also like Professor Joanna Bourke’s The Story of Pain: From Prayer to Painkillers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014);
- Heart attacks kill more than twice as many women as breast cancer per year. Here is a list of the symptoms experienced by women;
- Suicide is preventable and talking to someone will help: the NHS has advice here while CALM specifically seeks to help men. Most of our listeners are in the UK, Ireland, the US, Germany and Sweden: in the UK and Republic of Ireland, the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK; in Sweden, Hjälplinjen is 0771-22 00 60 and MIND 90101; in Germany, Telefonseelsorge Deutschland is 0800/111 0 111 or 0800/111 0 222;
- The BMJ study linking austerity politics to 120,000 excess deaths from 2010 - 'Effects of health and social care spending constraints on mortality in England: a time trend analysis' - is available for free online, click here to read it; The Independent published an article about it on 15 November 2017: ‘Landmark study links Tory austerity to 120,000 deaths’;
- The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is available here - it was adopted in 2006. The report criticising the UK government for the impact of austerity on persons with disabilities can be found here; The Guardian wrote about the report in November 2016 - read that article here.
- Read an article by Maya Goodfellow on the disproportionate impact of austerity on minority women here. Maya researches 'race' and racism at SOAS; follow her on Twitter @MayaGoodfellow;
- Sisters Uncut is a feminist group that takes direct action to support domestic violence services. Support Sisters Uncut’s work here and follow them on Twitter @SistersUncut;
- Professor Selina Todd – a historian at St Hilda, Oxford – has written about being an academic online here. She’s also on Twitter @selina_todd.
- Charlotte recommends Labour of Love, the play by James Graham starring Tamsin Greig and Martin Freeman. It’s current run has ended, but it might be back…
- Emma recommends Young Marx at the Bridge Theatre. It’s on till 31 December and in cinemas on 7 December.
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