HEADLINE – Surgeon resigns leadership post over editorial
MUNCIE, Indiana – A University of Indiana surgeon has been fired from his post with the American College of Surgeons after writing an editorial in the organization’s newspaper that critics say could possibly be interpreted as being demeaning to women.
In a column the surgeon described as “light-hearted,” he wrote that it was a “big mistake” for men to provide women with rights of any kind and that, instead of enjoying legally protected equality in employment and education, it should be “punishable by death” to teach a woman to read and write.
“Women should be bought and sold like cattle and kept in pens until needed,” the surgeon stated.
The editorial angered a few members of the Chicago-based surgeons’ group, who said it bordered on misogyny.