This Week's Story

You cannot be a doctor! part four

Discover fascinating people and ideas in American history and the Bible through short stories on This Week's Story mp3 audio and text for reading.

Elizabeth Blackwell was threatened, insulted, rejected, and respected.

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What would I do in 1851 if I was trained to do a job well, but no one wanted to hire me, because I was a woman? Maybe that question doesn’t make sense since I’m living in 2017, but even now female dentists, bricklayers, and underwater welders are few. Did one of them, because she was a woman, have as hard a time getting the job she wanted, as Elizabeth Blackwell did?

That was Elizabeth’s dilemma! She could not get hired as a doctor…
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