Another outstanding article from Kathy Gyngell, published two days ago. The hostile comments doubtless arise from a social media campaign, whipped up by doctors with (ironically) too much time on their hands.
Sadly the comments section is now closed, but I would ask you to join me in upvoting the piece. I had hoped to add a comment pointing out that Dr Vernon Coleman – the first ‘TV doctor’, and bestselling author – had started warning in his books in the 1970s what problems would result from the feminisation of the profession, which was then already underway. He predicted the problems which would result from female doctors (in general) not having the strong work ethic of their male colleagues (in general). How right he was. For every two male medical students today, there are three female medical students. The two men will collectively work markedly more hours over their medical careers than the three women collectively.
Over 50% of GPs today are women, and waiting times for appointments have never been longer. When I was a young man, it was common for GP surgeries to be open on Saturdays. Now it’s rare.
I am pleased to report that Kathy will be speaking at the second International Conference on Men’s Issues, at ExCeL London, 8-10 July. Her talk title will be:
Feminism and Family Dysfunction: A Disaster for Men, Women and Children.