Forced to Resign After Mentioning Semen

May 7th, 2011 by Pelle Billing

Top surgeon dr Lazar Greenfield has been forced to resign as the president elect of the American College of Surgeons. Why this drastic measure, you may find yourself asking? Well, it appears dr Greenfield made a public comment about semen that outraged women.

So what was this horrible comment?

In fact, they [researchers] found ingredients in semen that include mood enhancers like estrone, cortisol, prolactin, oxytocin, and serotonin; a sleep enhancer, melatonin; and of course, sperm, which makes up only 1%-5%. Delivering these compounds into the richly vascularized vagina also turns out to have major salutary effects for the recipient. Female college students having unprotected sex were significantly less depressed than were those whose partners used condoms (Arch. Sex. Behav. 2002;31:289-93).

Hmm, what’s so horrible about reporting actual research and the most plausible explanation for said research?

To be fair, dr Greenfield concluded his piece with this:

So there’s a deeper bond between men and women than St. Valentine would have suspected, and now we know there’s a better gift for that day than chocolates.

He actually alludes to sex. How dare he!

All jokes aside, these comments from dr Greenfield outraged many female surgeons. One of them said:

Some things you can’t recover from if you’re in a leadership role. But the resignation does demonstrate that the surgery association’s leadership does understand the continued challenges women face as they join and mature in the surgical profession.

Really? Female surgeons are so sensitive that they cannot read about semen potentially having a positive effect on women’s mood?

My take on this debacle is that the pendulum has swung to far. In the past sexist jokes may have been a real issue for female surgeons, but the hypersensitivity of the above comment is astonishing. Just like sexual harassment laws have started to go to far in their implementation, general sensitivity to perceived sexism has gone off the charts in some cases.

17 Responses to “Forced to Resign After Mentioning Semen”

  1. L. Byron Says:

    It’s true, it’s a batshit crazy way of life.
    But the good news is it’s on its way out.
    Our society will look very different ten years from now.
    The old order is rapidly fading..

  2. Mats Says:

    His resignation had to do with the fact that his research suports hetero-normality, and the complementary nature of men and women.

    Feminists and the gay lobby don’t want that.

  3. Pelle Billing Says:

    Mats,

    Has the “gay lobby” said anything about his article? Or are you just assuming that?

  4. Vladimir Says:

    Every day I’m worried more and more how political correctness is deforming society and prevents “controversial” discussions and research.

    In the case of feminism, it’s saying anything that contradicts their theory of separating sex and gender.

    I agree you can defy, or chage gender roles, but this is just plain ridicules now…

  5. Patrick Grady Says:

    The only negative aspect of this story is the fact that the Dr. resigned. You cannot give in to this politically correct, ideologically driven BS.

  6. Jay R Says:

    Surprise, surprise! The war on men, male sexuality, and masculinity continues. The longer it takes for men to collectively wake up to the fact that a war has been waged against them for 40 years, the worse the “blow back” against women (not just feminists, unfortunately) will be.

    The times they will be a changin’, indeed.

  7. T. Rose Says:

    Wow,…..just wow. Our priorities are really messed up when we don’t accept research on grounds like this

    Still that last comment was a little uncalled for,but not so he had to resign

    If anything we should give the guy credit for acknowledging how this might benefit women and even doing the research.Has anyone researched what’s in vaginal fluids that might emotionally better men? No

  8. C Richardson Says:

    I quote: But the resignation does demonstrate that the surgery association’s leadership does understand the continued challenges women face as they join and mature in the surgical profession.

    Sure,like been sensitive to the sight of blood?

  9. Allan Says:

    I’d like to hear and see the remark because tone would say everything…

    A conflict is how feminism is defined as a conversation between and about women. That’s fine. It’s conclusions are however used in public policy settings about everyone, but “everyone” doesn’t participate in arriving at those conclusions nor even have grounds to object.

  10. Nergal Says:

    “Still that last comment was a little uncalled for,but not so he had to resign”

    No more uncalled for than public statements made by female journalists about athlete’s penis size and whatnot. Women routinely do articles on Erectile Dysfunction and throw in snarky little jabs (“good news if you’re feeling a little ‘limp’ doctors have discovered [ ]…..”)at men suffering from an embarrassing medical condition. Though I don’t suffer from any condition like this,I find it insensitive and obnoxious but I’ve never called for their resignation. I think some woman whose son or husband has this medical condition should punch the tart in the mouth, but that her JOB shouldn’t be attacked.

    Women are much too sensitive to men making statements like this. We’ve had to listen to you say crap like this about us for 40 years and women are NEVER reprimanded for doing the same thing.

    Besides,the surgeon’s comment wasn’t even directed AT WOMEN. It seemed to be directed at doctors,or the public at large. Women direct comments like “man-child” and such at the population of MEN SPECIFICALLY. We don’t force them to resign. Statements of opinion are not an impeachable offense. Actions are.

  11. Red0660 Says:

    “His resignation had to do with the fact that his research suports hetero-normality, and the complementary nature of men and women. Feminists and the gay lobby don’t want that.”

    Yes, this and more…check it out from the mouth of the beast:

    http://rebukingfeminism.blogspot.com/2011/05/women-execute-renowned-top-surgeon.html

  12. Red0660 Says:

    “Has the “gay lobby” said anything about his article? Or are you just assuming that?”

    female surgeon bloggers perspective from inside the organization:

    “A Valentine’s Day editorial in the official newspaper of the American College of Surgeons has set off a firestorm of controversy that has divided the largest professional organization of surgeons in the country and raised questions about the current leadership and its attitudes toward women and gay and lesbian members.”

  13. Jim Says:

    Pelle, are you following this?
    http://genusnytt.wordpress.com/2011/06/03/kvinnorjourer-forsoker-fa-man-incestdomda/

  14. Pelle Billing Says:

    Jim,

    I just read it now. No surprises there (unfortunately) but very positive that a woman from a women’s shelter is speaking up about this. Something is really starting to shift here in Sweden. More and more people are fed up with our state feminism.

  15. Jim Says:

    “Something is really starting to shift here in Sweden. ”

    Yeah – women’s basic decency is reasserting itself. You see the same thing here. so many of the most effective MRAs are women. Take a look in at A Voice for Men.

  16. Chris K. Says:

    I don’t get it … what exactly is wrong with anything that he said ? He made a quip at the end that was hardly offensive . I mean really , how was that offensive at all ? How was it uncalled for ? How was it anything even remotely negative about women in the least ? If you reverse the genders can anybody feel even the slightest hint of offense ?

    Seriously , what has society come to when such innocuous statements can be used as grounds for dismissal ? Not one part of anything that he said in the excerpts is defamatory or degrading to women .

    Just more female hysteria which , for some reason , we’re tolerating as a society .

  17. The Phantom MRA Says:

    The good doctor should have realized that this kind of sexual self aggrandizement is a privilege reserved for the female of the species.


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