THE BIAS CUT
FMP PUBLICATION

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The Bias Cut is a multi-medium zine which explores the subconscious societal pressures placed upon women, consisting of illustrations, photography, and creative writing. The publication dives into the trope of the pre-raphaelite hysterical woman, which still exists in the socio-cultural zeitgeist of the present day. Studies, such as The Girl Who Cried Pain, have revealed how gender bias can implicate the treatment of women. Such research concludes that women are more likely than men to be undertreated or inappropriately diagnosed and treated for their pain. The hysterical issue explores how unconscious bias results in medicalised misogyny which overlooks experiences such as the mental and physical effects of the contraceptive pill. Ultimately, The Bias Cut culminates as an ode to the modern Ophelia, where the experiences of women are both seen and heard.