I hope it is not the case but I fear tomorrow’s hearing will confirm what a lot of us have known in our bones forever: women’s pain is inconsequential.
This fear is a big reason so few of us disclose our assaults. What’s the point of getting hurt and devastated all over again?
I was sexually assaulted as a child and as a teen repeatedly by different people and it still affects my life on a daily basis. I have done my very best to move past it to lead a productive and fulfilled life. It is hard. It feels impossible some days. Especially this week.
I resent having to disclose this or hear survivors tell their stories over and over for assholes to pretend systematic violence against women is new information. Most men do not care. Our bodies are just weigh stations on the way to the rest of their lives.
Hey Twitter! Exactly a year ago I had a total abdominal hysterectomy with a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. That means a removal of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. The whole sink!
The good news: I don't have endometrial cancer right now!
The meh news: Menopause is a beast! Being a cancer survivor is hard in its own ways.
Your chances of surviving endometrial cancer might depend on your race unfortunately. This is the same cancer that took Gwen Ifill away from us. Black women have a 55-percent higher mortality rate after diagnosis than other groups of women