A professor at a medical school in the University of California system apologized for using the term “pregnant women” in a lecture.
In a recording provided to reporter Katie Herzog by a student, the professor said,
I don’t want you to think that I am in any way trying to imply anything, and if you can summon some generosity to forgive me, I would really appreciate it. Again, I’m very sorry for that. It was certainly not my intention to offend anyone. The worst thing that I can do as a human being is be offensive.”
I said ‘when a woman is pregnant,’ which implies that only women can get pregnant and I most sincerely apologize to all of you.
Apologizing for saying that only women get pregnant? You’d think a professor teaching an endocrinology course would be cognizant of basic biological reality.
But that’s the problem, according to Herzog. In the article, “Med Schools Are Now Denying Biological Sex,” she writes,
When sex is acknowledged by her instructors, it’s sometimes portrayed as a social construct, not a biological reality, she says. In a lecture on transgender health, an instructor declared: ‘Biological sex, sexual orientation, and gender are all constructs. These are all constructs that we have created’ (her emphasis).
In other words, some of the country’s top medical students are being taught that humans are not, like other mammals, a species comprising two sexes. The notion of sex, they are learning, is just a man-made creation.
Biological sex is a social construct? That’s a huge lie to teach medical students – who, according to Herzog, are the ones insisting that professors bow down to transgender and other woke ideologies. In another article, “What Happens When Doctors Can’t Tell the Truth?”, she writes about a group of physicians from top medical schools and hospitals with deep concerns about “the rapid spread of a deeply illiberal ideology in the country’s most important medical institutions.”
The doctors complained that research is being stifled, false studies are promoted and medical professionals are losing jobs because of the emphasis on ideologies such as critical race theory, which see all medical inequities through the lens of race and intersectionality, rather than admitting the possibility of other contributing factors.
One doctor said, “Whole research areas are off-limits,” and he called some of what’s being published by top medical journals “shoddy.”
“Wokeness feels like an existential threat. In health care, innovation depends on open, objective inquiry into complex problems, but that’s now undermined by this simplistic and racialized worldview where racism is seen as the cause of all disparities, despite robust data showing it’s not that simple,” he added.
The trend toward woke medicine and the denial of biological reality has been building for years. In 2018, The Harvard Crimson reported that Harvard Medical School slammed the federal government for even considering the idea that “gender” is “solely determined by biological sex at birth.”
A statement from the school said, “Harvard Medical School is staunchly opposed to any efforts by federal agencies to limit the definition of sex as an immutable condition determined at birth.”
Medical and dental students mobilized to protest the proposal, and a student said “We don’t want biological science to be misused as a tool for hatred and bigotry.”
Think about it. What used to be one of the most prestigious universities in the world is denying the reality of biological sex.
Earlier this year, writer Sasha White, who was attacked by activists and lost a job in the publishing industry due to her opposition to transgender ideology, spoke with a medical student who confirmed that “gender ideology” is creating a hostile environment for those who believe that there are two sexes – male and female.
The student said the idea that “biological sex is real, binary, and relevant in medical contexts” is “around five years out of date in the most progressive of institutions.” The student, who remained anonymous, wrote, “I have been told multiple times in several classes that biological sex is a social construct – not just gender (author’s emphasis).
Curriculums are being rewritten to accommodate this radical ideology, which could seriously impact an individual’s medical treatment and health.
“Biological sex is not a social construct – male and female are distinct material realities which have significant implications for medical and surgical treatment of many different conditions,” the student wrote, adding, “These physiological differences are relevant on the levels of clinical practice, research, and policy, and absolutely must be acknowledged in order for physicians to best treat their patients. All patients should be treated with compassion, respect, and high-quality medical care, regardless of their professed gender identity” (author’s emphasis).
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