3/ Culture. "I still don’t think that the prospect of being sexually assaulted was as bad as watching the next generation of sexual harassers being formed. I think that was the worst part for me." (Nontenure-track faculty) #MeToo#MeTooSTEM#womeinmedicine#MedEd#heforshe
2/ Title IX. This article is missing information about federally mandated reporting processes and protections that legally protect medical students (and all students in the U.S.).
3/Anecdotal beliefs perpetuate harms. A physician expert states “the trainee must amass allies before lodging this complaint…” This is legally incorrect, a single report is enough to trigger Title IX and this reinforces the notion that single reports will not be believed.
This is my commentary on #twitter#movements. Before I go I want to preface this with a statement: I love humans. We're amazing creative & powerful beings. I'm fascinated by human behaviour and the hidden motivations underlying our basic need to belong. 1/
I've observed some movements taking off on Twitter. Some for #MedEd, raising awareness, knowledge sharing, inspiration and sharing failings, wounds & triumphs. Generally they support creative expression in 280 characters. Awesome! 2/
As these movements gain momentum, more people want to join in b/c #belonging. I'm seeing a disturbing trend of sharing experiences of patients/clients to promote how deep & human they are. Some are purely intended, some not. 3/
#Gunviolence and crime prevention is complex, multifaceted. Requires significant investment in our society.
“..If children can't read by the end of the fifth grade, they lose self-confidence and self-esteem, making them more likely to enter juvenile justice system”Dirk Kempthorne
Fmr AG J. Reno believed crime was last resort for people without proper housing, jobs, childcare services, or access to education to better their circumstances. She had innovative approach to crime prevention that began with Truancy Preventiin and Programs to HELP at risk youth.
Late AG Reno—I admire for seeing root causes of crime as complex and using her power in a novel way to champion single mothers to use the laws to lift them up from the vicious cycle poverty. Crime and #GunViolencePrevention require vision, compassion, + science . #leadlikeawoman
@des_winter 5. MANELS (all male panels) remain so common in surgery it is almost not worth calling them out. However, if everyone pledged not to participate in another one they would stop tomorrow! #heforshe
@des_winter 6. Innovate to create change
University of Michigan recognized they were not attracting and retaining the best and brightest so decided to take active steps to create an inclusive culture for women. Here is what they are doing. Is it working @jdimick1?
@des_winter@jdimick1 There is more, however I will now rest my bee and bonnet and enjoy some Easter chocolate.
Thanks for starting a dialogue on this issue @des_winter. We need to make surgery a more inclusive field for women, and that will only happen if we all work together #heforshe#sheforshe