Professors at America’s top medical schools are bullied for teaching students that biological sex is a construct and apologize for using the terms “masculine” and “feminine,” a journalist claims.
Reporter Katie Herzog spoke to a student at a medical school in the University of California’s system, who says instructors are too scared to acknowledge the existence of two different genders because it “could be considered transphobic.”
The student – identified only as Lauren – shared her story with Herzog in an article published on Bari Weiss Substack Blog on Tuesday.
‘I think there is a small percentage of instructors who are true believers’ [in woke ideology], but most of them are probably just afraid of their students,” Lauren told Herzog.
Lauren alleges that in recent months students have circulated a number of petitions designed to “name and shame” teachers for “wrongspeak.”
That has led to fears that patients’ lives will be endangered.
There are clear links between some diseases and a patient’s gender, with that basic knowledge considered essential to potentially identify a disease and ensure timely treatment.
Weiss’s story also cited the example of a transgender man who lost his baby because a doctor didn’t know he had passed on, and mistook severe stomach pains for something else.
Professors at America’s top medical schools are bullied for teaching students biological sex is a construct and apologize for using the terms “masculine” and “feminine,” a writer claims
Lauren says there are real implications for trying to erase the differences between biological sex, as medical conditions often affect biological men and women differently
In one of Lauren’s classes, which was recorded and posted online, a professor apologized profusely for using the term “pregnant woman.”
“I don’t want you to think I’m trying to imply anything in any way, and if you could invoke some generosity to forgive me, I’d really appreciate it,” says the professor in the recording, where Herzog got access to. .
“I certainly didn’t mean to hurt anyone. The worst thing I can do as a human being is be abusive.’
Meanwhile, Lauren claims that another professor was “so upset” after being scolded by students for using the words “male” and “female” that they burst into tears.
“Since recent petitions have been sent, teachers have been much more proactive about pre-correcting their slides or sending emails to the school list if upcoming material has ‘outdated’ the terminology,” Lauren told Herzog.
“First, outside compliance is demanded and eventually the instructors are trained to proactively guard their own language.”
In another recording Herzog obtained, an instructor can be heard saying, “Biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender are all constructs. These are all constructions that we have made.’
Reporter Katie Herzog (pictured) spoke to Lauren for her story, which was published on Bari Weiss’s Substack
Meanwhile, a recent graduate of New York’s Mount Sinai Medical School also told Herzog that there was a preoccupation with sex and gender in that institution.
“It was all about pronouns,” the student said. ‘[But] it was impossible to push back without worrying about eviction.”
That graduate said many of their peers introduced themselves to patients with their pronouns, and asked in return.
Lauren says there are real implications to trying to erase the differences between the two sexes, as medical conditions often affect biological men and women differently.
She cites aortic aneurysms — which can be fatal — as an example. Men are four times as likely as women to get an aortic aneurysm, but Lauren says “this very significant difference was not emphasized” during the classes.
The intern stressed how crucial time is for her and her fellow medics, saying that crucial seconds could be lost trying to determine a patient’s gender.
Meanwhile, many medical experts similarly say that erasing biological sex will have a detrimental effect on patients.
“How male and female members of our species evolve, how they differ genetically, anatomically, physiologically and with regard to disease and their treatment are fundamental to clinical medicine and research,” an anonymous former dean of a top medical school told Herzog.
“Efforts to erase or diminish these foundations should be unacceptable to responsible professional leaders.”
Harvard professor Carole Hooven agrees, stating, “Today’s students will occupy professional positions that give them great power over the bodies and minds of others.
“These young people are our future doctors, educators, researchers, statisticians, psychologists. Ignoring or downplaying the realities of gender and gender-based differences is a perverse handicap to our understanding and ability to enhance human health and prosperity.”
The article was published Tuesday on Bari Weiss’ Substack page dinsdag