The Women+ Thread Isn’t Feeling Great

Some guidelines to help this space be a positive experience for everyone:

☮ As always with the AVCAD, don’t feel compelled to share beyond your comfort level.

☮ Anyone who identifies as female, or who was socialized female/AFAB/otherwise has firsthand experience with the issues being discussed, is welcome to post. If you identify as cis-male, we ask that you please set your participation to “lurk” mode, unless otherwise explicitly invited to participate further (i.e. if we did an AMA kind of thread). I’m sure there’s plenty to be gleaned just by reading!

☮ Please do your best to be mindful of others’ experiences when commenting or posing questions for the group. The female identity is Legion and contains multitudes, and not everyone who has experience with being treated as female by society identifies as female. Furthermore, racial and ethnic identities, sexual orientation, and many other factors can color how one experiences their gender identity on a day-to-day basis. 

Bring us your news, discussions, frustrations and inspirations, Avocado Ladies+!

This week’s suggested topic: Health

I believe we’ve talked about this before, but possibly not as its own topic. Anyway, we all know how health care is for women and these two wonderful segments from Samantha Bee cover a lot of that for anyone reading this who isn’t familiar:

From not believing women’s pain, to misdiagnosis and just good old misogyny we’ve all had our difficulties in the medical system. Come vent your spleens (figuratively) and/or bring us some good stories of doctors who don’t suck!