Women and men more often than not do not receive the same level of care and treatment when they go to a doctor for assistance. Women are statistically more likely to be silenced or ignored; their aches and pains are often chalked up to menstrual ailments, overreactions, or just plain attention-seeking behavior. This is not always the case, of course, but it happens often enough to warrant plenty of writing on the subject. Here are several works of nonfiction that focus on the subject of women's struggles to receive proper health treatment.
[Book Review] The Anthropocene Reviewed // John Green
John Green deviates from his regular fiction writing to bring us a collection of essays on the current geological age. I knew that this would be a collection of essays, but I have not listed to Green's podcast, from which these essays are adapted, so I didn't have a clear idea of what to expect going in. However, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. Green reviews everything from Super Mario Kart to Diet Dr Pepper to the world's largest ball of paint. I expected many of the reviews to be informational content, yet Green infused each review with personal anecdotes and connections to his life and the larger world. The book, in many ways, reminds me of the YouTube vlogs he's been doing with his brother Hank for many years. I used to watch every vlog, but their videos have since drifted out of my watch list, although not because they became less entertaining or diminished in quality. I simply got too busy to keep up with them.