1 in 4 women don’t make an appointment for cervical screening when invited.
According to a survey by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, 27% of those surveyed who had delayed or not attended their smear test cited embarrassment as the reason.
And that is completely understandable.
It’s also pretty much the common theme in reporting on why women don’t attend. Some of the reporting can come across a bit “silly women for being embarrassed, go and get your smear test”.
I’ve even read articles that suggest women just ‘get over it’ and make an appointment.
Myself and Laura over at Laura Reflected have come up with a bunch of gift ideas we think the awesome, sassy, badass, feminist types would love to receive.
And, tbh, I think we would quite like all of these things.
I may have bought the safari print PJ’s already (20). And I’ve definitely got my eye on the notebooks (14 & 19), and the Frankenstein quote sweater (3).
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The cool girl is one of the guys. One of the lads. The antithesis of the girly girl. She drinks beer, and straight liquor, she can hold her own in the lad’s banter arena, reeling off a pithy retort to an approving chorus of “wheeeeyyyy!” anytime.