It’s not irony that someone posting in swimwear to protest of one of the most misogynistic & unethical articles is scoffed at. It is peak patriarchy.
If you look at the hashtag you will see how patriarchy within Medicine dominates virtually the entire international profession.
And the first article I see is vasc surgery. 4/
-nobody makes it in Med from my rural hometown
-that I didn’t have proper marks to apply to Med school
-that I would struggle academically
-that I was, at the time, too poor to apply
THEN I saw that I can’t post about my ideals. It put me over edge. I snapped.
I am a rural kid that made it. My mom is a grocery worker. My step dad an electrician. Simple folks
PD and Admin, I need you to stop that rhetoric in its tracks when it is brought up.
It goes far beyond a hashtag my friends, clearly.
My name is Londyn Robinson (rheuminate). I attend the University of Minnesota Medical School. I started the #MedBikini hashtag.
I am a good Med student.
My mentors are aware I wear swimwear.
One of them even said “as many bikinis as it takes.”
Don’t let people tell you that looking a certain way or being poor or being rural or “inner city 😖” makes you less than.