May 30, 2019 | 9 min read
Confessions of a Female Doctor who Questions Gender Equity Movements Like TIME’S UP Healthcare
By Kali D. Cyrus, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine
We have to embrace humility and first accept that we have biases, prejudices, and privileges in certain contexts. We must then do the hard work of recognizing when our biases show up in interactions, examine our past experiences that contributed to the development of our biases, and acknowledge the hurt that may be caused by our biases to ourselves and others. If we truly want to stop harassment and create equity, we have to do this emotional work every day. And we should do it to stop harassment and create equity for not just women, but for everyone.