Gabrielle Jackson is the author of Pain and Prejudice, a book about women’s pain and how it is viewed and treated, both by the medical profession and by wider society. While women are more likely to suffer chronic pain than men, they are less likely to have their pain taken seriously. Pain and Prejudice is a vital testament to how social taboos and medical ignorance keep women sick and in anguish. It is a strong polemic on the state of women’s health and healthcare in today’s world. Jackson is an associate news editor at Guardian Australia.