I went from being shocked and sad about Kiri Allan’s cervical cancer diagnosis to a white hot fury in about three seconds and haven’t been about to let it go all day.

Like seriously WHY is cervical screening still a painful, invasive procedure when research has found there is a better and easier test??

I’ll tell you why, it’s medical misogyny
It’s the same bloody reason why they still have no idea what the pill does long term, and why endometriosis is rarely diagnosed and treated, and why birth injuries aren’t funded or taken seriously

It is ALWAYS the patriarchy
Last time I got a smear test the doctor managed to catch the specula on my cervix and it hurt so much I nearly vomited. It hurt FOR DAYS. She brushed it off but it’s not good enough. I’m so sick of rushed appointments, not enough training or care, of being second class

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