I really like this article. Great point here! My severe allergy as a kid wasn't diagnosed for 2 years because doctors didn't listen to my mom or I. Doctors have a seriously bad habit of stigmatizing or not listening to women in general. This fosters a 'we have to take care of ourselves and our children since nobody else will' mentality, which carries over to the antivax movements and vaccine skepticism. My own best friend is even skeptical about taking the new covid vaccine, and both her and her boyfriend are liberal.

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