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Visual Metaphor Full Sentence Outline Introduction: Attention Getter: How many people here have seen a bad ghost movie? I’m talking B tier. If you have you’re probably aware of the typical plotline. There’s a regular suburban family, and they don’t believe in ghosts. They then move into a haunted house and little things keep happening to them, but they deny it and still insist that ghosts aren’t real. Finally, at the climax of the movie, the ghost makes themselves undeniably known in some way, and the family is forced to realize that ghosts do exist, and from there they do something about it. That has been my journey with the problems in women’s health, and how often times women are treated much differently than men. Their health problems are often not believed or minimized, simply because they’re women, which can be detrimental to their health. I didn’t believe that it actually happened to people until it started happening to me. Even when I was experiencing this at low levels, I didn’t think I was being treated any differently than how a man would be treated. It wasn’t until I undeniably wasn’t being believed that I believed that this happened, so over time I was forced to recognize my own ghost. Establish Credibility: The turning point that made me realize how important this issue is was when I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder years after I had been showing and reporting symptoms to my doctors. They always told me that it was normal female hormones or that my body was just growing. It wasn’t until I had blood work done for something else that they saw I have a thyroid disorder, and that I have for years. Because it went untreated for so long it has caused permanent, irreversible damage to my body. Audience Relevance: This topic matters so much because many of you in here are
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women, so this type of prejudice in a doctor’s office could occur to you. For those of you that this doesn’t happen to, male or female, you might not experience this first hand, but any woman you care about could be harmed by this. There have been cases of women dying because of the neglect of their doctors. Even if it’s not that extreme, issues in women’s health care could still impact your personal life. For example, because my thyroid disorder went untreated for so long, I likely won’t be able to have kids. This will affect anyone I might have kids with in the future. So just because it might not happen directly to you, but it could directly impact you.
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