Proof, it were needed, that we live in a man’s world is the recent revelation that heart attack symptoms for women are not the same as men’s yet some doctors don’t know this. They haven’t been taught at medical school. (Check out Women, Do You Know Your Heart Attack Symptoms?)
It’s not just in medicine that we women need to question the facts. Whenever an apparent self evident truth is quoted at you, check out the provenance of the research. Chances are, if it’s work related and pre 1970 it was mainly done on men as they predominated in the workplace. As in so many things we women do many things differently, but if you’ve been brought up hearing that the norm is the male one, you’re always going to feel a dissonance.
So check it out.
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Posted on July 4th, 2012 by Jane