The monopoly of men, thats been raging in certain medical departments is uncanny. "Surgery or orthopedics is a male branch", as we most oftenly hear, why is it so ? Women are incapable of operating ? Women are incapable of blood shed for a good cause, incapable of cutting through skin, into the human body and fix it ? The problem is, they can be better.
What disallows the females to enter these male dominated fields is the mosogyny of these men. The hatred for women who enter the field. The harassment that these females face.
Female being the epitome of emotions is disgusted and ridiculed by the amount of misogyny she faces as she enters this field in the form of social exclusion, sex discrimination and in order not to be 'too soft' to her, they end up being 'much too hard'.
She, as a female has to prove every moment that she is capable. She is better than the others. And this, will be further challenged with hostility. But she cannot stop proving herself. Because when she makes a mistake, she is incapable. And when he makes a mistake, be it bigger or graver, its a mistake.
When she has periods or she falls sick, she is further looked down upon as meak and unable to deal with stress, or maybe she is faking it, whereas when a male takes leave for petty issues, or runs away withour notice, they are forgiven for the same.
In this patriarchial world, where men get chance to crush the female under them, be it in the form of a junior or coworker, specially in "male-dominated" fields, that is the biggest booster for their ego and upliftment of their tiny self esteem.
Where i lie here in an androcentric world, alone as a woman, amongst many men, i hope, because of me, tomorrow will be better for many other females who know to dream and will fight to follow their dreams.