Editorial: Health, Gender, and Embodiment

by Brandy Schillace, Editor-in-Chief

In this second issue of Dósis we are please to present part one of Health, Gender, and Embodiment. Our project at the blog, and particularly in the blogzine project (an aspect of the blog as a whole), has been to investigate—and interrogate—the way matters of health and justice combine, and not infrequently clash. We felt that the theme of gender and embodiment offered valuable insight into this contested intersection. Our readers and authors agreed, and the response justified offering the theme in two parts, Summer and Fall.

We endeavor not to be prescriptive here, but to stimulate and share conversation about what terms like gender and embodiment mean—not just in terms of medicine, but in terms of lived experience. Our authors offer a remarkable breadth of perspective here, and both the essays and the valuable book reviews can, we feel, strengthen and solidify the chorus for social justice in medical humanities. Thank you for reading.

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