Journalist, Susannah Cahalan's misdiagnosis, highlighted in the Netflix documentary, Brain on Fire, illustrates a woman's fight to be heard in the doctor's office.
"...This kind of gender bias has been acknowledged – but unresolved– for decades. The author Gena Corea first published her investigative report on women’s treatment in the doctors’ offices in 1977. Corea highlighted that male doctors tended to perceive female patients as hysterical, believing that women could more freely express their emotions, while men could not. While today this binary of what constitutes “femininity” and “masculinity” is changing, the training that doctors receive is still biased."
"Do men get labeled domestic abusers and women borderline for the same issues?"
How men and women are labeled with personality disorders based on gender ideology. What is classified as "angry and abusive" in a man, may be perceived as "borderline" in a woman. Gendered expressions of emotions: anger, anxiety, and depression
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In the science fields, women still have a ways to before being acknowledge by peers.
"In 2 weeks, 1000 neuroscientists will descend on Vancouver, Canada, for the Third International Brain Stimulation Conference. The first two iterations of the biennial conference were plagued by complaints that few of the featured speakers were women, but this year will be a step in the right direction: Female neuroscientists will deliver six out of 20 of the conference’s featured talks."
Gender discrimination in the workplace.
"Kieran Snyder, cofounder of Textio, applied linguistic analysis to performance reviews, and she found that when women challenge directly— which they must do to be successful—they get penalized for being “abrasive.” (That word actually comes up verbatim a lot.) The “abrasive” label gets placed on women by other women as well as by men."
"When it comes to decision-making, trial court judges are just as influenced by gender bias as laypeople are, a new study suggests -- and may actually be even more biased. The research, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, casts reasonable doubt on the idea that judges’ subject-matter and decision-making expertise acts as a “buffer” against gender biases that affect ordinary people."
"In a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the University of Miami and Duke University argue that a common type of speech known as “vocal fry” can hurt a job candidate’s prospects, especially a woman’s."
"When evaluating a job candidates, participants preferred normal-voiced women 86 percent of the time, and normal-voiced men 83 percent of the time. Vocal fry also appeared to most negatively affect the trustworthiness score."
More young women are starting to sound Kim Kardashian
“Christchurch clinicians believe a type of low, rough voice known as vocal fry is becoming fashionable among middle-class women, particularly Millennials. [...] They found Millennial-aged Kiwi women use between two and three times as much croaky voice as those from Generation X - particularly at the end of sentences. Maori women used vocal fry more than Pakeha.”