Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Doctor Derogatory

In a follow-up story on the blunt doctor, the prosecution's version of events allege that his conduct was less along the lines of truth-saying and more along the lines of poor deployment of a racial stereotype. (What -- does he think he's on Comedy Central?) And then there's the part where he allegedly told a woman recovering from brain surgery that her best treatment option involved a gun to the temple.

Also, turns out that the good doctor is a wee bit of a fibber on forms signed under penalty of perjury.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9135728/

3 Comments:

Blogger TadMack said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS.

(Climbing atop soap box)
That song (by Sir Mix-A-Lot? Sorry - a bit nerdy, am not even down with old school rap), "I Like Big Butts," was supposed to be about personal preferences (correct me if I'm wrong?) but has given a whole lot of people license to add racism to our other body image woes in this (%*&@! country.

I would venture a guess that this IDIOT who swore the Hippocratic Oath to "do no harm" came up with his harmful little comment from that degrading Kirstie Alley flop on Showtime... Where she takes a black lover because he's the only one who wants her since she's theFat Actress.

I read intelligent discussion on this demeaning comedy? Drama? last March in the Chronicle.

The doc's lucky I wasn't his patient... I can't imagine what else the woman can sue for, but I'd be thinking of something...and finding out where he parked his car in the nice, big, empty-late-at-night parking garage... (Climbing down from soap box, muttering imprecations under her breath...)

Wed Aug 31, 09:08:00 PM EDT  
Blogger TadMack said...

...and okay, I can't leave this topic -- or this soap box -- alone without saying this -- sorry:

When I was teaching group home kids, many of my black and Latina girls refused to exercise too hard because they didn't want to lose their bootees(bootys? booties? That sounds like baby socks. Where is my spelling dictionary for slang?!)! Now, Sir Mix-A-Lot or whomever may have his preferences, but what on God's earth is a doctor of medicine doing perpetuating that stupid stereotype, even indirectly? Okay -- granted, he obviously has other problems, but sheesh!

(Can anyone else tell I weighed myself this morning and got upset?)

Fine, fine. Off the soapbox. There.

Wed Aug 31, 09:18:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Seren said...

A two-comment level of outrage -- I'm so proud!

Really, the "lose weight so you attract the right kind of men" theory is so deeply, deeply hateful toward women, even when it's not blatantly racist. But this is, like, bonus hate.

Thu Sep 01, 02:12:00 PM EDT  

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