Doctors publish selfies in bikinis with beer in hand amid a backlash against a "sexist" study of male researchers claiming that medical professionals are "unprofessional" when sharing such images on social media.
Female medical professionals have flooded social media with snapshots in their swimwear, laze around in pools, and enjoy a cocktail or beer under the hashtag #MedBikini, outraged by the research results published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.
The offensive study concluded that photos showing doctors wearing "inappropriate / offensive clothing" such as bathing suits, drinking or drinking alcohol, or that contain "controversial political comments" are "potentially unprofessional" and may affect whether patients select them as doctors.
The medical community returned to the trials conducted by three men and criticized them as "sexist" and "distracting" as calls for withdrawal were raised.
A medic posted a picture of herself in her work equipment and beach clothes
Doctors publish selfies in bikinis with beer in hand amid a backlash against a "sexist" study of male researchers claiming that medical professionals are "unprofessional" when sharing such images on social media
The study, which also concluded that "censored profanity" such as swearing and "controversial social issues" are "unprofessional", did not specifically target female medical professionals, but the outraged community accused them of maintaining "sexism" at work .
The hashtag #MedBikini was released this week on social media. Doctors released their swimsuit selfies despite the controversial results.
A doctor mocked the study in a Twitter post.
"In case you want to know what's happening on doctors today on Twitter: A" scientific "publication just announced that keeping alcoholic beverages and wearing bikinis are unprofessional behavior for a doctor hear that medical schools started letting women wear pants? & # 39; she tweeted Thursday.
Another doctor replied with a photo of herself wearing a swimsuit and sunglasses while lounging in a pool with a cocktail.
"What I answer," the doctor labeled the picture.
Others shared photos of themselves in bikinis, as well as their white coats and scrubs.
The offensive study concluded that photos showing doctors wearing "inappropriate / offensive clothing" such as bathing suits, drinking or drinking alcohol, or that contain "controversial political comments" are "potentially unprofessional" and may affect whether patients select them as doctors
Several medical professionals were outraged by what they called outdated attitudes in the medical community
Another doctor made fun of tweeting on paper: "We all know that medicine and bikinis don't go together. Bikinis are not recommended for use in the workplace. Responsible bikini, please. & # 39;
In the meantime, an expert struck the 28-year-old researcher who conducted the study.
"For the 28-year-old researcher who says this is unprofessional for doctors, I'm old enough to be your grandmother," she tweeted.
Several medical professionals were outraged by what they called outdated attitudes in the medical community.
"My #MedBikini, because there is nothing unprofessional about swimming in the garden, but also my carnival look, because there is nothing unprofessional about strangeness," said a medic next to two photos – one of her in a bikini in a pool and one of her Mardi Gras.
"Let's fight against" professional standards "as an instrument for dismissing people who are already disempowered in medicine."
Another wrote: & # 39; I am good at my job, I am a professional. I am a doctor. I am human too. So to everyone who wants to deal with it ….. Sod off. Yes, it's an alcoholic mojito. & # 39;
Many male doctors have also been committed to supporting their colleagues.
"Although nobody wants to see this dad bod here, he fully supports my colleagues and this misogynistic study," tweeted a male doctor next to a snapshot of him topless in the sea.
"Without my mentor in the medical school and in the residence, I wouldn't be the surgeon that I am today."
"If you are a true #heforshe, you have to speak out against this disruptive study," tweeted Dr. Mudit Chowdhary.
"Worse, they shame our doctors for wearing bikinis."
A medical student named Stephanie told the New York Post that she was "disappointed but not surprised" when she found out that the study was done by men.
"When I saw that there were three men who wrote this paper, I was disappointed, but not surprised, given the number of discussions that #MedTwitter had on how professionalism is often an arbitrary set of rules," she said added that the term "professional" is often used in the medical community to hide existing sexism.
Many male doctors have also been committed to supporting their colleagues
She said she hoped the backlash on social media would help drive change in the job.
"I hope that #MedBikini will be the beginning of healthcare workers who are considering their deeply implicit misogynistic prejudices and restructuring their views of what female professionals look like," said Stephanie.
"Women shouldn't have to strip their femininity and femininity to be considered a professional, especially in their personal lives."
Since then, two of the study's authors have apologized for the study, claiming that their goal was to "enable" the profession with the study.
“Our intention was to empower surgeons to be aware and then make personal decisions that can be readily available for patients and colleagues to learn about us. However, this was not the result, ”tweeted Thomas Cheng and Jeffrey Siracuse.
“We recognize that the definition of professionalism in medicine is changing rapidly and that we have to support trainees and surgeons when our society changes.
"We are sorry that we made the young surgeons feel targeted and that we made a judgment."