September 26, 2021 8:50 PM
The renowned US medical journal. Lancet He has entered the firing line because of his latest issue. A senior editor’s quote on the cover sparked outrage on social media for “dehumanizing” and “eliminating” women.
“Historically, the anatomy and physiology of bodies with vaginas have been neglected,” reads the cover of the latest issue, which appeared on September 25, 2021.
As of Friday night, the magazine had received fewer than 300 total likes and retweets, a pretty impressive ratio compared to the more than 4,600 tweet replies and quotes, which were also commented on.
“I wonder what the usual description is for these types of people.” Writer and journalist Helen Joyce tweeted, obviously referring to the word women.
“Body with vaginas? You mean women? Where does that end?!? ” reaction of Tennis Icons by Martina Navratilova on Twitter – Martina Navratilova (@Martina)
“Dehumanizing language now too Lancet infected “, tweeted Dennis Kavanagh of Lesbian and gay news.
“How horrible. I just did it Lancet to tell them to remove me from their statistician list, unsubscribe and never contact me again about anything, “tweeted Dave Curtis, a retired psychiatrist involved in genetic research.” An absolutely inexcusable language to interact with women and girls ”, he continues.
I just saw this. How completely horrible. I just wrote to The Lancet to tell them to remove me from their list of statistical reviewers and unsubscribe and never contact me about anything again. Absolutely inexcusable language to refer to women and girls. https://t.co/uUHeMlDfkb
– Dave Curtis (@ davecurtis314) September 24, 2021
“We would like to make a formal complaint about the dehumanizing and frankly sexist cover story of the latest issue of The Lancet,” the group said. Women make Glasgow.
Others commented that the editors of the Lancet apparently “maddened” or that “body with vagina” was one step below “person of childbearing age,” the last politically correct phrase in the United States.
So I’ve been demoted from a ‘person who gives birth’ to a ‘body with a vagina’ by people who believe period shame really exists. Lord, send the big rock.
– fenn (@phenn) September 24, 2021
One woman, @phenn, who responded to Wesley J. Smith responded dismissively, saying, “So I’ve been demoted from a ‘person with children’ to a ‘body with a vagina’ by people who believe that menstrual embarrassment does exist. God, let the big stone (an asteroid) come. ”
The controversial phrase appears in a two-page article by Sophia Davis, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. The lancet. In it, he reviews an exhibition titled “Period on Display” at London’s Vagina Museum in Camden Market. While the quote is correct, Davis uses the terms “women” and “menstruating men” several times in the article.
Florence Schechter, featured in Davis’s article, founded the Vagina Museum in 2017 after discovering that Iceland had a penis museum. After some pop-up exhibitions, the museum moved to its current premises in 2019, but has to close by the end of September 2021. Because then the lease expires. Davis advocates continuing to fund the museum because “it has a strong sense of social cause and is bold and exuberant in its goals and messages.”
Lancet is one of the oldest and most recognized medical journals in the world and was founded in 1823.
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