Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Radiance Foundation calls out Lancet for treatment of women

WASHINGTON D.C. — British medical journal “The Lancet” is dealing with the ongoing controversy regarding the September 25 journal cover which labeled women as “bodies with vaginas.” People in Britain and around the world are condemning the controversial language, with one critic stating, “This framing makes it sound like a coincidence that ‘bodies with vaginas’ have been neglected by medicine, as if it were not the product of a discrimination and oppression specific to the female sex… Medical misogyny exists—and refusing to acknowledge women perpetuates it.” Another critic commented, “It’s really difficult to imagine why any medical researcher would want to submit their paper to a Lancet journal when they are happy to refer to women on their front cover with language which would be considered inappropriate even in a red-light district.”

Richard Horton, editor-in-chief at The Lancet, issued an official apology for the cover, saying that the journal accidentally “conveyed the impression that we have dehumanized and marginalized women” and that they “apologize to our readers who were offended by the cover quote and the use of those same words in the review.” Many critics are unsatisfied with this response, arguing that this choice of words promotes female erasure and bows to transgender ideology.

Ryan Bomberger, chief creative officer and co-founder of The Radiance Foundation (Radiance, www.theradiancefoundation.org), commented on this concerning trend in the medical field. Bomberger stated, “The Lancet is following the disastrous and dangerous trend in the medical field of denying basic biology. The American Medical Association has called for the erasure of gender from birth certificates. The Director of the Centers for Disease Control officially refers to women as ‘pregnant people.’ All of these semantic euphemisms, which only confuse communication, are simply political capitulations to a powerful and well-funded LGBT activist movement. The abhorrent objectification and erasure of women is nothing new. The medical field needs to stop serving special interest groups and start serving the public who needs honest healthcare.”

The Radiance Foundation is a faith-based, educational, life-affirming 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through creative ad campaigns, powerful multimedia presentations, fearless journalism, and compassionate community outreaches, The Radiance Foundation affirms that every human life has God-given purpose. Radiance has helped to lead congressional briefings and summits on Capitol Hill on abortion, adoption, and racism, as well as spoken to thousands of students on campuses around the world including Harvard, Trinity College, Princeton University, University of Notre Dame, Mizzou, Columbia Law School, Penn State University, Eureka College, and Arizona State University, among others.

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