One of the leading medical journals in the world has taken what social media is calling a radical stance as it has decided to brand its front cover with a description of women as “bodies with vaginas.”
The Lancet culled the line from an article from its September 1st edition titled “Periods on Display.” As reported by The Daily Mail, it “examines an exhibition exploring the taboos and history of periods at the Vagina Museum in London and sees the writer use the word ‘women’ but also use the term ‘bodies with vaginas.”
The quote that took the front stage on the front page read, “Historically, the anatomy and physiology of bodies with vaginas have been neglected.” The medical journal took to Twitter with delight saying, “Our new issue is here! On the cover—‘Periods on display’ and the cultural movement against menstrual shame and #PeriodPoverty.”
Our new issue is here! On the cover—'Periods on display' and the cultural movement against menstrual shame and #PeriodPoverty.
— The Lancet (@TheLancet) September 24, 2021
As stated by K Bhattacharjee, an opinion writer:
The war on gender, and biological sex, has gained widespread acceptance among the medical fraternity fairly recently. The mainstream media, which has been at the forefront of it as the flagbearer of “woke” politics, has jumped on the bandwagon only in the past five or six years.
The “Woke’ camp engages in biological denialism with great fervour, it is the central theme of their philosophical doctrine. Insulting terms such as “menstruators,” “bodies with vaginas” stems from the idea, endorsed by the “Woke,” that biological sex itself is a myth.
The Spectator went on to add:
Sophia Davis’s actual article, which reviews an exhibition on the history of menstruation at the Vagina Museum of London, actually uses the w-word four times. But the Lancet, being the innovative medical journal it is, knows the direction the winds are blowing and has decided to get out ahead — and, as chance would have it, drum up an enormous amount of free publicity — by talking about “the anatomy and physiology” of BWVs. That’s called science.
Milli Hill, an author, stated: “Honestly can’t believe that you can’t see what’s happening here. You’re telling us that you’ve noticed that for hundreds of years you’ve neglected and overlooked women…and then…in the same breath..you are unable to name those people you’ve been ignoring. Why can’t you see it?”
Honestly can't believe that you can't see what's happening here. You're telling us that you've noticed that for hundreds of years you've neglected and overlooked women…and then…in the same breath..you are unable to name those people you've been ignoring. Why can't you see it?
— Milli Hill (@millihill) September 24, 2021
In another approach, a retired psychiatrist seems a bit more active, “Only just seen this. How completely awful. Just wrote the Lancet to tell them to take me off their list of statistical reviewers and cancel my subscription and never contact me about anything ever again. Absolutely inexcusable language to refer to women and girls.”
Only just seen this. How completely awful. Just wrote the Lancet to tell them to take me off their list of statistical reviewers and cancel my subscription and never contact me about anything ever again. Absolutely inexcusable language to refer to women and girls. https://t.co/uUHeMlDfkb
— Dave Curtis (@davecurtis314) September 24, 2021
The whole event is just summed up nicely by Rod Dreher: “Women are now called ‘bodies with vaginas’ by our woke overlords.”
Women are now called "bodies with vaginas" by our new woke overlords. https://t.co/Nv5H9CKmj2
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) September 24, 2021