Wednesday, July 19

Doctor, Doctor

My GP is a Muslim woman who wears the hijab. Being the professional I am (guffaw) this doesn't really bother me and I act with her as I would with any other doctor. I have to admit, however, that beneath the surface various apprehensions and thoughts will be buzzing away.

It's perfectly natural and human, I guess, but still kind of prejudiced too. I guess there's nothing wrong with having reservations and principles about something as sensitive as personal health, but I do wonder if we'll ever reach a stage when these kind of things will become totally objective and clinical - and whether that would be a good or bad place to be in.

And yes, she's married. I saw the ring.