The Endometriosis South Coast organisation in the UK has just announced a prostate haver as CEO of a charity dealing with an exclusively female condition.
Steph Richards is a male who appropriates stereotypes of womanhood. He will never experience endometriosis, or periods, or menopause, yet the announcement included a quote that reads, “Isn’t it ridiculous I have got to my 40’s, before any medical professionals even mentioned endometriosis!?!”
Endometriosis affects only females. No male has ever, or will ever, suffer from the debilitating condition.
Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial lining found in the uterus begins to grow outside of the uterus. This is a life-altering condition for women who suffer from it. It can cause great pain, bloating, excessive bleeding and infertility.
No prostate haver will ever experience endometriosis.
About 1 in 9 females in Australia develop endometriosis and it causes tens of thousands of hospitalisations every year.
Health care should depend on reality and on evidence-based science. No male who claims to be female is one. No male has ever been able to change his DNA. His maleness is written on every single cell in his body.
Steph Richards is male. Appointing a male who appropriates female stereotypes as CEO of a charity that deals with an exclusively female condition is insulting, insensitive and offensive.
Surely a fellow sufferer of a condition that afflicts 10% of the population would have been a far better pick.
Users of social media were quick to condemn the move.
The post announcing the appointment attracted over 1,000 comments criticising the move, while only attracting 78 ‘likes’. The organisation has stopped people from commenting on the post due to the backlash.
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