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Help get this guy out of Central Park and into a medical school where he can be a horrific reminder of the continuing problem of informed consent. And thank East Harlem Preservation for warning us for years -- without being heard.

 
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J. Marion Sims was a gynecologist in the 1800s who purchased Black women slaves and used them as guinea pigs for his untested surgical experiments. He repeated...

 

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I know exactly where this statue is; it a short walk from where I live. I read the plaque that goes with it recently. Obviously, they left that bit of info off. Man, are the prerequisites for having a statue erected in your honor being a rich, white, male, white devil? 

 

Fortunately, also within walking distance are more prominent statues of douglass, ellington, and Tubman. :-)

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I got this off of FaceBook.  It was posted there by feminist,  Gloria Steinem, who is ever alert for examples of abused women. 

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That is a VERY powerful image.

I'm proud of these sisters for that.
And I also learned something.


East Harlem......
I don't know too much about New York's ethnic neighborhood but isn't East Harlem the same as Spanish Harlem?

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