A medical journal had to issue an apology after posting an article criticizing female doctors that posted in bikinis or posted drinking alcohol:
A medical journal apologized after publishing an article criticizing female doctors who wore bikinis and drank alcohol in social media posts https://t.co/8s6Pk95WoP
— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2020
Source: The study, published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, touched on the impact of “publicly available social media content” and how it could affect future patients’ physician choices. In order to conduct the study, the researchers, who were mostly men, created “neutral” — i.e., undercover — accounts to investigate content posted online. They deemed photos that display alcohol, that contain “inappropriate attire” such as bathing suits or costumes, and posts with censored profanity or controversial opinions as “potentially unprofessional content.
I mean what kind of medical journal posted this? It’s absurd. It’s not unprofessional nor should they be criticized for it. Femal physicians and nurses were rightfully upset about this study and journal so they have protested in the most appropriate way possible. By going to social media and posting bikini pictures with hashtag #MedBikini.
— Daisy Sanchez (@ladaisysanchez) July 25, 2020
— Kesia (@KesiaNguyen) July 25, 2020
— Natalie Wall, MD (@nataliemwall) July 24, 2020
#MedBikini what I wear on my day off or under my scrubs doesn’t change my ability to do my job. I’m a person first. I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend who just happens to be a Dr. pic.twitter.com/SdqFJ6f53q
— Celtic Gearrchaile (@OSUmommaDOC) July 24, 2020
— Trisha Greenhalgh ? #BlackLivesMatter (@trishgreenhalgh) July 24, 2020
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Em um mundo onde o posicionamento profissional e? galgado ta?o arduamente, um estudo americano,desqualificou cirurgia?s vasculares por terem comportamento “anti profissional ” ao postarem fotos de biqui?ni. Sermos inteligentes focadas e boas profissionais de nada adianta, frente a? posic?o?es sexistas q julgam nosso comportamento feminino nos momentos de lazer . Antes de tudo somos mulheres e somos humanas. #medbikini #MaisQueMedica #na?opassara?o #multifacetada
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— Carmen Simmons (@whereinmyworld) June 15, 2019
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Who knew that me wearing/posting a photo in a bathing suit meant I wasn’t professional… oh wait… it doesn’t ?????? ? Standing with my female healthcare workers today and every day?? ? Happy to hear the “Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young vascular surgeons” study has been retracted. Disgusted that sexism is still so real in the medical world.
I love this. I hate how some sort of medical journal would come and say this about female doctors and the response was just absolutely perfect and epic. So two thumbs up for this and glad this medical journal is getting some backlash.