Ryan Stewart took to Twitter to get women’s input on how to set up his clinic to best suit them and make them comfortable. He stated: "I have the opportunity to design my office from scratch. I’m asking women. How would you design/optimize a visit to the gynecologist’s office?" Kind and sensitive guy, right, seeking women’s opinions in such a way?
Nope. Monster. And numerous Twitter users let him have it.
He subsequently issued a mea culpa, tweeting: “Folks have [correctly] pointed out that I [incorrectly] said ‘women’ when what I should have said was ‘folks who may need gynecologic care.’ I named the practice with this in mind @midwestpelvis, but I find that I still have a lot of internalized/implicit bias.”
Bias towards biological fact? Internalized reality? The science is settled. Women have uteruses, men do not. And the definition of gynecology, at least for now, is: “the branch of physiology and medicine which deals with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, especially those affecting the reproductive system.”