Interdisciplinary Studies

Female Problem

The female problem

Chloé Kerlaud | The female problem is the healthcare industry that systematically discriminates against women because, for millennia, medicine has functioned with the assumption that the male body represents humanity as a whole. Men are the default humans. The ancient Greeks started the trend of seeing the female body as a ‘mutilated male’ body. In their view, the male body is an ideal that women fail to live up to. In some Hippocratic texts, the basis of scientific practices, it is said that “the womb is the origin of diseases”