Magda Segal: Picturing women's healthBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7254.183/a (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:183
- Ann Oakley, professor of sociology and social policy
- Social Science Research Institute, University of London
Wellcome Trust's Two10 Gallery, London, until 15 September
A series of black and white images of women doing everyday things—eating, talking, laughing, playing with children, brushing their teeth, watching television, doing housework—crowd in on you from the gallery walls. None of it, on the surface, has much to do with health.
But there is clearly something different about this exhibition. Next to each group of photographs is a large picture of the inside of a fridge. These fridges are also ordinary, much …