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Episode 13: The Subtle Ways Women Are Silenced


I’ve never really experienced sex discrimination or gender inequality.

At least, I didn’t think I had.

Till I read a book and started doing some research and then I realised just how much of a difference there is between the way men & women are allowed to communicate (and I say “allowed” purposely).

I also discovered what a massive difference there is in medical research for men and women (hint: it’s not equal).

Having come out of a major operation to remove some ill-advised pelvic mesh, I’ve got some very interesting things that need sharing.

But my recent enquiries into medical research into women (it’s bizarrely behind the times) and the subtle ways women are taught to suppress their self-expression, came up with a completely different story.

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I’m currently three weeks into an eight week recovery period, so while I can’t sit at my laptop and work for long (I can’t sit at all, really!), I do have a fair bit to share! And no doubt, more things will come out over the next few weeks.

Listen to the podcast and enjoy. I’d love to hear your thoughts on all this.

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I’ve discovered some weirdly interesting things in the last few weeks around gender inequalities.

About Karen O’Connor

Blogger, Author, Entrepreneur

Changing the dialogue around menopause and midlife.

As a Podcaster I create a safe space and community for the stuff of Midlife. I provide more than a hub of information I am changing the dialogue around menopause and midlife for women with fun, love and laughter.

After (hopefully, successfully!) raising four kids, being married for 30 years, going from regular month-to-month pay cheque jobs to creating a multi-million dollar property development business (and a number of other businesses with varying degrees of success and failure), to going broke and starting again…

…there’s a heap of experiences and life lessons just waiting to be shared.

Life is about learning from our mistakes and the heartaches we might encounter, but it’s also about having fun and making sure we’re surrounded by laughter…

Which is what you’ll find here in the podcasts & blogs: the highs and lows, successes and failures, sprinkled with fun, love and laughter, because it makes life just so much brighter.

This is all about sharing those things rather than keeping them to ourselves, listening to “ordinary” women’s stories and relating to them, finding common ground and inspiration.

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