Elizabeth Barnes
Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia

Elizabeth Barnes is a professor of philosophy at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She is the author of The Minority Body: A Theory of Disability (2016).

Written by Elizabeth Barnes

Joan Miller in labour. Chicago, 19 September 1946. Photo by Wayne Miller/Magnum

Essay/
Pleasure and pain
The hysteria accusation

Women’s pain is often medically overlooked and undertreated. But the answer is not as simple as ‘believing all women’

Elizabeth Barnes