Professor slams ‘anti-biological’ lesson
by Tyler O’Neil for The Daily Signal
A professor at Indiana University School of Medicine condemned a lesson inculcating gender ideology among first-year medical students as “anti-scientific” and “anti-biological,” warning that it would have “very detrimental effects to the health care profession” and stating that he had not heard of any internal discussions about the lesson before professors implemented it.
“I did not hear about it until it came out in the news,” the professor, who spoke with The Daily Signal on condition of anonymity, said in a phone interview Wednesday. He said the transgender lesson did not surprise him, however, because “the entire biomedical profession has been conquered by this aggressive ideology that inculcates a certain worldview.”
The lesson, “Sex and Gender Primer” for the Human Structure course, endorses calls for the redefinition of sex, claiming that biological sex is “NON-binary” (emphasis original). According to a PowerPoint presentation that the medical organization Do No Harm provided to The Daily Signal, it encourages medical students to use “inclusive terminology” based on the notion that gender is divisible from sex.
It presents as a “resource” the “genderbread person” diagram separating gender identity from gender expression and from anatomical sex.
The lesson laments that “most textbooks present sex as binary” and advocates for “anatomy texts to discuss sex on a spectrum.” It notes that it “will take time to update” the “sexual, reproductive, and genital system content” that is “highly gendered.”
The lesson endorses “person-first language” such as “people with cervices” rather than “women,” and “anatomy-based language,” such as “the testes produce sperm” rather than “the male gonad produces sperm.”
The lesson also notes that “linguistic practices are open to change as LGBTQIA+ advocates refine their perspectives on language.”
The school of medicine’s website describes “Human Structure” as a nine-week course in phase one, year one at medical school.
Do No Harm, an organization of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals that speaks out against medical abuses, first obtained the lesson, which The Daily Mail first published Sunday, without attribution to Do No Harm.
Do No Harm’s board chairman, Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, a kidney specialist, condemned the lesson in remarks to The Daily Signal, tying it to so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion classes.
“Indiana University School of Medicine’s woke DEI classes on gender are highly speculative and won’t change the health of any group in America for the better,” Goldfarb said.
“This class conflates the anatomy of male and female reproductive systems with a highly controversial and scientifically dubious concept of ‘gender fluidity,’” he noted. “It uses complex and very rare abnormalities in human development to assert that gender is a spectrum and not the manifestation of the basic biologic reality of the sexes. These ideas should not be presented as established biology. By doing so, they provide support for the gender transition of minor children. DEI indoctrination in medical schools must be stopped for the sake of quality of patient care.”
The Indiana University medical professor agreed.
“It’s anti-scientific and anti-biological,” the professor told The Daily Signal. “This is going to have very detrimental effects to the health care profession. It’s going to degrade the trust of the public in health care.”
He warned that transgender ideology “reverts us to a pre-Enlightenment era, where biology and objective facts are not relevant.”
“I have not heard of any internal discussions about this,” he added, lamenting that “there is no open debate about it at all.”
“It reminds me of what I’ve read about the Stalinist era and the way scientists were handled by the state regime during the 20th century,” the professor added. According to English science writer Simon Ings, the Soviet Union under Josef Stalin “embraced, patronized, and even fetishized science like never before,” but “scientists lived their lives on a knife edge,” facing exile, imprisonment, or death if they countered the regime’s ideology.
“I suspect that if there was open discussion” at Indiana University Medical School, “most individuals would be opposed to forcing this very aggressive ideology on trainees,” the professor said.
He urged the medical field to “encourage and require open debate” and to “purge ideology and politics from medicine,” even if it requires politicians to use “financial leverage” to remove gender ideology from schools.
Indiana University School of Medicine declined to comment on the document to The Daily Signal.
Categories: Health Care
Cue the Twilight Zone theme
Gender is a biological fact.
Sex, for other than procreation (That’d be recreation) is a social construct.
Place 10 Male and 10 Females on an island. In 100 years, there’d be male and female decendants, alive and well.
Place 10 gender fluid, transgendered males and 10 gender fluid, transgendered females on another island, in the same 100 years there’d be 20 skeletons.
Care to debate that?
And yet – strangely – the skeletons would be easily identifiable by any amateur anatomist as either male or female…
Gender is made up bs. Sex is real. Men and women are real. There is no non binary and there is no spectrum.
A large percentage of medical professionals lost all credibility during the covid scheme when they went along with the government narrative which has proven to be lies. In my opinion, those who fell for that and are now doing “gender confirming” medication and or surgery have been shown to be susceptible to psy ops and easily convinced to do anything pushed by their handlers. Or they’re greedy opportunists who can’t be trusted and “education” like this seals the deal by making them a laughing stock.
This is all starting to get a little sick. Cervices….really?
Starting to? This las been sick since it was turned into a fad
WOW!!! I wonder how John Lennon would have fit that term in his song “Women”?
“Woman, I can hardly express My mixed emotions at my thoughtlessness”…
“You with a cervice, I can hardly express”…
What a bunch of idioits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B.s. enough is enough, why are we being dictated to by less than 1 percent of the population and mentally ill on top of it. Lock their crazy asses up in a mental hospitals
Be thankful for small mercies. Fast forward 10 years, it’ll be “Biological lifeforms with cervices.” “People??”
Did you read the article about how the American College of Surgeons is now saying all surgeons are racist and surgeons should only operate on people of their own race? Talk about Jim Crow…..
WHY is this all geared toward the utter desecration and ultimately the abolition of women?? Why are we not being indoctrinated with: “people with seminal vesicles” or “those possessing scrotal sacs”? I mean, we appear to have an absence of “equity” here, do we not?
So now we are reduced to being identified by our reproductive body parts in order to determine our gender and/or sex? I guess I’m in trouble then….cancer has taken my cervix, uterus and one of my breasts. I proudly identify myself a woman (because I was born as one) even though my “gender confirming” parts are missing…wait, is that right? Maybe it is my “sex confirming” parts? Crap. Now I’m confused. This is really getting out of control. Bottom line – I kind of dare anyone to refer to me as a person with a cervix. (even if I still had one!) That will be one very interesting conversation.
A direct assault on God’s Word. When the relationship of man, women, father, son, mother, daughter are corrupted, then understanding our place in creation is lost.
I gotta tell you that I’ve done nothing to indoctrinate my flock of chickens, but darn it if the roosters be roosters and the hens be hens…how were they so heavily influenced by social constructs??? I guess I’ll never know. Maybe I can condition my roosters to believe they are egg layers!
maybe if you can condition a bull you’ll be able to milk it
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Next we see a wide shot of the legislators in session
We cue the canned laugh track
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