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Sarah Silverman talks about a bad experience she had recently had at a mammogram appointment.
On Wednesday, 48-year-old Silverman said she needed to get a mammogram, an X-ray, and an ultrasound image. She has "dense breasts," which means when a woman has denser tissue than fat, making cancer screening more difficult , (Associated: This New Mammogram Technology Will Make Screenings Less Painful)
When the Radiologist Prepared Silverman For his ultrasound he used his bare hands, the comedian asserted, "He opened my dress and put gel on my breasts and lubricated it his bare hands, "wrote Silverman on Instagram.
"Then he started talking to me about my chest x-ray (I also got a chest x-ray) and pontificated with my boobs straight out and in gel and cold and finally I said" Hey, can we either talk, when I'm dressed or IF you're doing the ultrasound? I do not feel comfortable with my boobs being shot just with the shot ̵
"He lubricates the gel with his hands and NO GLOVES, and as he slides the ultrasound wand over my breasts, he pulls his fingers over it and it feels … annoys me
It was not the first time the radiologist felt uncomfortable, she said 19659004] "IF I TELL HIM LAST YEAR, I said," Hey! Do you have to touch my fingers? "He said no. & # 39; And he pulled her off of me," Silverman explained. 19659004] Why the radiologist used his fingers, Silverman said, he said to her, "I'm doing this for balance."
Then Silverman explained that this was not the case. I do not think the radiologist "got away". His alleged actions were disturbing. (Related: Reasons Why You Should Not Wait for a Mammogram by the Age of 40)
"It's his job to be aware of it being vulnerable to a woman," wrote Silverman.
"Wear it … – GLOVES – this is not a date Being so arrogant to him that he did not even internalize the problem when I said something to him last year is disgusting and probably a subconscious power thing when we deepen, "she added.
Since her visit Silverman has vowed never to go back to this radiologist or a male radiologist – time after time.
"I'm a grown woman and I'm fine, but this guy is doing it with everyone and I know that it took me many years to personally commit myself," she said, "It's unpleasant and too easy to believe that everything is in your head and arrogant women – like this doctor – use the socialized instinct of women not to speak out. "
Silverman completed the post by asking women in any situation always speak for yourself.
"Trust this thing in your gut That tells you this is true, right?" She wrote.
Silverman's terrifying experience comes three months after the wreck-it Ralph star the apologized for the comments made by Louis CK Scandal.
In October, Silverman spoke during an interview in SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show about her relationship with CK, 51, and revealed that she was facing her two Masturbating, "I do not know if I'll regret it when I say that," she said, "I've always known Louis. I do not apologize for him. Please do not take this. But you know, we are peers. We are equal. When we were kids and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, I sometimes went, "F-yes, I want to see that! & # 39; It was like in science.
Silverman said her situation with CK was "not analogous" to the women who reported on sexual misconduct comedians last year in a New York Times because they differed from those Women, "he could not offer me anything."
Shortly after the interview aired, comedian Rebecca Corry said that CK asked if he could masturbate in front of her while mastering a television pilot in 2005, on Silverman Sarah Silverman says she's "done" and " Gay Slurs "used in her comedy (after the controversy of Kevin Hart)
" To be really clear, CK had "nothing I could offer" as I was on the day he decided to do so Counterpart was sexually molesting me ", she tweeted ." He took away one day for which I had worked for years, and still has no regrets.He is a predator who fell victim to women for decades and years
Silverman wrote an apology to Corry, 47 within an hour.
"Rebecca, I'm sorry," she wrote . "Ugh, that's why I do not like to weigh myself in. I can not seem to press 4 without being asked, but you're right – you were the same and he fought with you, and that's not alright I'm sorry, my friend, you are so talented and so nice. "
C. K. admitted that the stories the women told about their experiences with him were true.
This story originally appeared on People.com by Robyn Merrett.