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From the Associated Press wire service:

Blurred lines: A pregnant man’s tragedy tests gender notions
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE
May 15, 2019

When the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pains, a nurse didn’t consider it an emergency, noting that he was obese and had stopped taking blood pressure medicines. In reality, he was pregnant — a transgender man in labor that was about to end in a stillbirth.

The tragic

But also funny

case, described in Wednesday’s New England Journal of Medicine, points to larger issues about assigning labels or making assumptions in a society increasingly confronting gender variations in sports, entertainment and government. In medicine, there’s a similar danger of missing diseases such as sickle cell and cystic fibrosis that largely affect specific racial groups, the authors write.

So keep in mind: Sex and race don’t exist. Except when they do.

Confused? Well, just remember:

Whatever happens,
We have got
The White Man’s Guilt,
And the Other have not.

“The point is not what’s happened to this particular individual but this is an example of what happens to transgender people interacting with the health care system,” said the lead author, Dr. Daphna Stroumsa of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

“He was rightly classified as a man” in the medical records and appears masculine, Stroumsa said. “But that classification threw us off from considering his actual medical needs.”…

A woman showing up with similar symptoms “would almost surely have been triaged and evaluated more urgently for pregnancy-related problems,” the authors wrote.

… “Medical training should include exposure to transgender patients” so health workers are better able to meet their needs, Wexler said. “A lot of doctors who are practicing didn’t have that in their training” but can still learn from such patients now.

Nic Rider, a transgender health specialist and psychologist at the University of Minnesota, said training isn’t enough.

“There are implicit biases that need to be addressed,” Rider said.

 
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  1. Dear Doctor Rider: Is the implicit bias you speak of is that transgender people DON’T have problems?

    • Replies: @Buck Ransom
  2. A cursory examination might have revealed a anomaly, you know, a guy with a vagina. Doctors know how to treart problem pregnancies, except when a woman pretending to be a man shows ups pregnant. This would have more coverage if the patient was black.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  3. Daniel H says:

    Very sad, actually. What a thoroughly damaged individual this woman is. Damage that was encouraged and enabled by healthcare professionals every step of the way.

  4. A woman showing up with similar symptoms “would almost surely have been triaged and evaluated more urgently for pregnancy-related problems,” the authors wrote.

    That would be stereotyping, though, and stereotyping is problematic.

    • LOL: Eagle Eye
    • Replies: @Anon7
  5. Corn says:

    ““He was rightly classified as a man”

    No

    • Agree: Random Smartaleck
    • Replies: @Jon
    , @Paul Jolliffe
  6. I have no sympathy for the stupid woman.

    Let her know for ever more that that baby she might have tenderly placed on her breast and loved died because she stupidly thought she could be something she was not.

    A man cannot be a woman and a woman cannot be a man!

    • Replies: @bomag
  7. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Daniel H

    This. Strip licenses. What these people did to education is bad enough but if we allow medicine to become a stuffed animal tea party we will be causing preventable death and pain.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  8. From now on, every man admitted to hospital must be given a pregnancy test and ‘informed of his options.’

  9. Seriously, how is it not the full responsibility of the patient to tell the health care providers his/her peculiar “condition” — that he may present as a male, but has a vagina? How is that not as relevant as saying he/she has, say, diabetes, or just ate some uncooked fish?

    Instead, he/she decided to make a statement. He/she paid the price. So be it.

  10. And yet no one has asked the question; how did a trans-man get pregnant in the first place?

    (And no, I’m not talking about the mechanics of it.)

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    , @Pericles
  11. Dr. X says:

    The question is, did he/she/it have a “vagina” constructed of tilapia skin? That would be a “tell” right there, I’d think.

    https://nypost.com/2019/05/16/transgender-woman-gets-new-vagina-made-from-fish-skin/

    Frankly, we could solve this problem entirely by involuntarily committing “transgenders” to mental institutions, where the staff physicians would have immediate access to the individual’s medical history.

    But we live in clownworld, where the inmates run the asylum, so…

  12. angmojo says:

    The fields worthy of study and labor that can be performed without a working set of assumptions and heuristics is non-existent, but we have been drawn into language games and newspeak frameworks by these useless idiots.

  13. Anon[712] • Disclaimer says:

    What are men going to think from now on when doctors or nurses ask on intake, “Has your period stopped? Are you fitted with an IUD?”

    Now that I think about, the next “funny” article will be about the patient who lands a right-hook on his doctor’s face, at which point procedures will switch back to normal.

    “He was rightly classified as a man” in the medical records and appears masculine, Stroumsa said. “But that classification threw us off from considering his actual medical needs.”…

    I would say, no, he was wrongly classified as a man in the medical records. The only conceivable male thing about him, from a medical perspective, is that he has high testosterone levels, artificially.

  14. MBlanc46 says:
    @Daniel H

    If the sane people of this country ever wrest back control, a lot of well-deserved horse-whippings will be administered.

  15. “He was rightly classified as a man” in the medical records and appears masculine, …“But that classification threw us off from considering his actual medical needs.”…

    …the lead author, Dr. Daphna Stroumsa of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor…

    Dr. Daphna Stroumsa, an obstetrician who has a medical degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, works at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

    The Institute is headed by Nadine Hubbs, a Professor of Music and of Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan, who looks an older Dr. Stroumsa.

  16. Jack Cade says:

    “This particular individual” – someone watched Idiocracy too many times.

  17. @Dr. X

    At least using tilapia lends these unethical surgical indulgences of dysmorphic delusion a whiff of authenticity.

    • LOL: JMcG
    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  18. “He was rightly classified as a man” in the medical records and appears masculine, Stroumsa said

    they give the tranny what it wants, and then blame you for giving the tranny what it wants

    who else engages in this kind of two-faced behavior, I wonder?

  19. OT I’ve become aware of a flight to white: the pen-names of the authors of mass-market fiction.

  20. Pt. deceived medical personnel regarding essential facts of pt’s health.

    Pt’s untreated (because deception) case of eclampsia resulted in death of fetus.

    Pt. would be prosecuted in any state with a “fetal life” law.  The end.

    (There were no such absurd tragedies when we had asylums to put the crazies in.)

  21. The headline isn’t even true. The “man” had done a pregnancy test at home and the ER staff were aware of this from the start. The patient reported “peeing himself” before arriving at the hospital. How long before, the article doesn’t say. Whatever went wrong seems to be due to lack of prenatal care and a delay in getting to the hospital once in labor. I don’t see where this hospital did anything wrong nor even that the patient’s gender confusion caused any confusion.

    Just another to drum up sympathy and a possible lawsuit.

  22. @NorthOfTheOneOhOne

    And yet, the mechanics are germane because your question could be about the way we use language, but it could also be about the honesty of this woman’s “transition”–how did a “man” end up in a situation in which “he” could be impregnated? My passing familiarity with gays suggests that they are usually disgusted by female genitalia, so I doubt this was a case of gay “male” sex. In short, the mechanics of the situation suggest the whole situation is a charade.

  23. I’m sorry, Steve. You’ve really got to tell me you’ll start watching The Office re-runs, or I’ll keep doing this … that’s not a promise, it’s a threat:

    It’s like you can’t even talk to HR reps about this kind of thing anymore:

    This 2nd one only broaches this post’s subject at the end, but I’m am LLOL right now still:

  24. Hunsdon says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Lyle Lovett wants his big hair back.

  25. Things fall apart,
    It’s scientific…

    The whole 1980’s stacked TV’s art aesthetic always seemed forced, but it did foreshadow our current multi-screen hyperreality.

  26. But also funny

    Jesus Christ Steve…that’s so brutal I may have to issue you an honorary (late) GenX membership card!

  27. It’s always the third or fourth paragraph from the last that “some solution” is offered or reported, and every.damned.time the next paragraph is someone from the protected class that the article is about saying “it’s not enough”.
    They all say that. Every damned time.

  28. @PiltdownMan

    Well, I used to be a proud Michigan alum.

    Now

    ….

  29. Jon says:
    @Corn

    He was rightly classified as a man

    … but wrongly treated as one?

  30. Amercan healthcare providers are all a bunch of fuckups anyway. She probably wouldn’t have thought of pregnancy even if she’d known the woman was a woman. You guys don’t know reality much, do ya?

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  31. TWS says:

    This makes sense. We need to reengineer society to accommodate a mental illness in .0001% of the people.

    • Agree: Grace Jones, Ibound1
  32. KunioKun says:

    Don’t these people regard babies in the womb as a pile of cells no different than boogers? Why are they acting like it’s a big deal?

    • Replies: @Grace Jones
  33. SFG says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Reminds me of Norah Vincent, the feminist who actually tried to disguise herself as a man, succeeded to a limited extent, and actually started feeling sorry for us and realized being a man wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

    Much like Susan Faludi, her career fell off after that.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  34. Lot says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Normal Lyle:

    After getting out of his convertible:

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  35. @PiltdownMan

    Pilt, well there you go. Explains why they assumed the gal was a guy.

  36. OT: Black mathematician Jonathan Farley says his Russian wife married him for a green card and money. When they met online, he was 42 and she was 20. Farley is a professor at Morgan State University, an HBCU.

  37. Just another day in bizarre world.

  38. bomag says:
    @Peripatetic Commenter

    I have no sympathy for the stupid woman.

    I’m spooling up an active dislike.

    “She” wanted to be a man, but was off hormones and receiving in the bedroom; suspected she was pregnant; informed the hospital; hospital didn’t consider it an emergency; probably should have, but no indication the baby would have lived otherwise.

    Problematic to be messing up your own body, what with demands on emergency rooms, etc; but bringing another life into the picture is really sad.

  39. @Redneck farmer

    Nic Rider, a transgender health specialist and psychologist at the University of Minnesota…,

    Personally, I am disappointed his parents didn’t think to name him Dick Rider.

  40. @PiltdownMan

    I could never figure why women who don’t like men insist on trying to look like them.

    • Replies: @Kylie
    , @Desiderius
    , @SFG
    , @dfordoom
  41. Anonymous[706] • Disclaimer says:

    Whatever happens,
    We have got
    The White Man’s Guilt,
    And the Other have not

    That is brilliant yet kind of backwards, for surely the WMG is today’s WMD, able to administer more destruction over a few bursts than anybody’s garage collection of Maxim guns could ever accomplish. Whatever happens, we don’t have the Whitelibguilt Bomb, and the woke do

    • Replies: @reactionry
  42. Anonymous[706] • Disclaimer says:
    @Triumph104

    IQ, it ain’t always there for you when ya need it

  43. The patient was obviously doing “pretend to be a man” wrong if she let someone jizz up her cloaca.

    As I understand it, that’s almost a pre-requisite for being ‘up the stick’ (in the normal course of events – which admittedly doesn’t align will with the rest of this freakshow).

    OK, so we have to make allowances for the turkey-baster brigade: they have the bloke jizz in a receptacle of some sort, and then transfer the jizz up the recipient clacker… but that’s pretty rare and is still a weird thing for a lady who is trying to pretend to be a man.

    FTM freak: I’m actually a man.

    Me: well, if you’re up the duff… you’ve got a skew-whiff idea of how we men behave. We don’t tend to let our cloacas get jizz squirted up them, regardless of the mechanism.

  44. Nic Rider, a transgender health specialist and psychologist at the University of Minnesota, said training isn’t enough.

    Yeah, mandatory genital checks on all incoming patients is more like it.

    Or we could, you know, just require that medical records state the patient’s actual biological sex rather than any gender-related delusions he or she may have.

  45. In reality, he was pregnant — a transgender man in labor that was about to end in a stillbirth.

    I wonder if this ending in a stillbirth had anything to do with hormone treatments she may have been taking.

    • Agree: Colin Wright
  46. @Triumph104

    I feel sorry for the guy, but there’s probably a huge facebook page of people in the same predicament he can join to commiserate. Let’s see, he’s 42, black, and a math professor, and she’s a hot 20 y/old Russian economist* – come on Farley, DO THE MATH.

    Or maybe she was on the up-and-up but just took a walk around campus, and said “yikes!!”

    .

    * They seem to have a lot of women economists. It’s not helping. It could be they mean occupation “home economist”, but it gets lost in translation.

  47. @Lot

    Large hair aside, I really like this guy and his LARGE band:

    I hardly ever go for covers over the original, but man, these 2 young ladies did a great job on Family Reserve. What GREAT redneck-style lyrics too!:

  48. @Dr. X

    She already had a vagina. She was a female pretending to be male, and the medical people played along with it instead of treating her appropriately for her real sex.

    That said, maybe she was pretending to be a gay male, and her boyfriend got her pregnant.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  49. My dad was an old-fashioned country doctor. I remember telling him about an acquaintance, a woman in remission for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, who went to her doctor complaining of stomach swelling, and was whisked immediately into xray; the doctor being shocked to find out she was pregnant with twins. My father grimaced at the horror story, shook his head and said, Why didn’t he just palpate her abdomen? He told me sadly how his own doctors now didn’t even touch him during office visits, often standing across the room.

    Obviously, no medical personnel came within 6 feet of this woman. Next, hospital ERs will be furnishing patients with Chinese medicine dolls so modest transgender persons can point out where it hurts without disrobing or being touched. But in this case, would the correct doll be boy or a girl? Clown world indeed.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @Reg Cæsar
  50. @KunioKun

    No, boogers are blobs of mucus, which is “a viscous colloid containing inorganic salts, antiseptic enzymes (such as lysozymes), immunoglobulins, and glycoproteins such as lactoferrin and mucins, which are produced by goblet cells in the mucous membranes and submucosal glands.”

  51. Kylie says:
    @Sextus Empiricus

    “I could never figure why women who don’t like men insist on trying to look like them.”

    I think it’s because that dislike is based on envy. In the same way, unpopular girls in high school will dislike the popular girls but then also imitate them.

  52. @Buck Ransom

    Personally, I am disappointed his parents didn’t think to name him…


    I’m assuming Nic is short for Nicole.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  53. “The point is not what’s happened to this particular individual but this is an example of what happens to transgender people interacting with the health care system,” said the lead author, Dr. Daphna Stroumsa of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

    “He was rightly classified as a man” in the medical records and appears masculine, Stroumsa said. “But that classification threw us off from considering his actual medical needs.”…

    You know what else threw them off? The fact that the moron didn’t tell them she was pregnant.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  54. @Sextus Empiricus

    They’ve been taught since kindergarten that society gives men all sorts of unfair advantages over women, so they figure why deny themselves. My guess is that some M->F trannies have discovered that reality is the opposite so switch for the same reason.

  55. Get the sperm count back up and all these otherwise cute women will be happy having those babies you need to balance the welfare state books instead of miserably destroying our institutions.

  56. Anon7 says:
    @International Jew

    Ahem, I’d call it profiling, and if the TSA can’t do it, neither can hospitals.

  57. @Red Pill Angel

    He told me sadly how his own doctors now didn’t even touch him during office visits, often standing across the room.

    Medical schools used to teach the inspection, percussion (tapping the torso), palpation (pressing the torso), ausculation (stethoscope) routine as standard procedure for the initial examination of a patient, before proceeding to any further tests. Some immigrant doctors still adhere to the physical exam routine, as it is still de rigueur in many foreign medical schools, especially in third world countries. But most American doctors no longer do, since they never learn it in most of today’s medical schools.

    There’s a school of thought, lately, that this is a great loss since much can be picked up in that initial routine and because it really hones a doctor’s diagnostic instincts. The IPPA routine is making something of a comeback.

    Fear of liability or malpractice lawsuits means that many of those doctors go ahead and order a battery of expensive tests, anyway, for many patients.

    In praise of the physical examination

    Is The Human Hand Our Best Technology?

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  58. @J.Ross

    if we allow medicine to become a stuffed animal tea party

    It’s more like taxidermy for the living.

    • Replies: @reactionry
  59. @ben tillman

    You know what else threw them off? The fact that the moron didn’t tell them she was pregnant.

    Maybe she didn’t know. That can happen with the morbidly obese.

    Though who gets them pregnant, and how, and most of all why, may remain a mystery.

    • Agree: International Jew
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @J.Ross
  60. anon[103] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    What else are you going to do when you’re an ugly woman?
    Ugly women used to live lonely and depressed lives.
    Now they dress up like men, get a professor’s chair, smile for the camera, and live lonely, depressed, and mentally ill lives.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    , @SFG
  61. @Anonymous

    (agree with Anonymous[706])

    Dagnabbit – waited too long in lamely asking if the gist of that poem was one of Sailer’s “maxims.”

    FWIW, After running “afoul” of the Greco-Italo Defamation League, the transgendered Hillary Belloc has noted that with respect to her lines of,
    “The most degraded of them all
    Mediterranean we call.
    His hair is crisp, and even curls,
    And he is saucy with the girls,”

    “What’s ‘saucy’ for the guinea is now ‘assault’ for the feminazi goose steppers.”

  62. Nic Rider

    Not to be confused with Paw Patrol‘s Ryder, on Nick.

    8 things parents just don’t get about PAW Patrol

  63. @Triumph104

    He seems to be a capable mathematician, with a decent solo publishing record in lattice theory.

    He was a tenured professor at Vanderbilt U. but according to the link below, “fled after receiving death threats from the KKK.” I wonder what the story is there, and whether it is related to his marriage to the Russian woman.

    Like many high achieving black people one encounters in America, he is not an American descendant of slaves, but of black Jamaican and Guyanese parentage. It’s curious, because black Carribean types are also descended from slaves, but seem to dominate, along with Ghanaians, the far right tail of quantitative ability among blacks.

    http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/farley_jonathan.html

    https://newblacknarrative.wordpress.com/2018/09/28/jonathan-d-farley/

  64. @Red Pill Angel

    Next, hospital ERs will be furnishing patients with Chinese medicine dolls so modest transgender persons can point out where it hurts without disrobing or being touched

    Isn’t that how Brown v Board was decided?

  65. @PiltdownMan

    It’s curious, because black Caribbean types are also descended from slaves, but seem to dominate, along with Ghanaians, the far right tail of quantitative ability among blacks.

    The ones who come here, yes. It’s called “selection”. But visit their homelands…

    He seems to be a capable mathematician

    So was President Garfield:

    Mathematical Treasure: James A. Garfield’s Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

    Was his assassin a math student?

    • Replies: @eah
    , @Hibernian
  66. @obwandiyag

    Tell us again about the medical tourism industry in Africa.

  67. @Reg Cæsar

    Alcohol can be an evil thing, Reg. So I’m told.

  68. Pericles says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    A cursory examination might have revealed a anomaly, you know, a guy with a vagina.

    Maybe “he” could even have given the staff a hint when “he” got admitted.

  69. Pericles says:
    @NorthOfTheOneOhOne

    It’s one of the indicators that “man in a woman’s body” is BS. Trannies are just crazy.

  70. Pericles says:
    @SFG

    Norah Vincent, Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Journey into Manhood and Back.

    As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octane sales job, went on dates with women (and men), visited strip clubs, and even managed to infiltrate a monastery and a men’s therapy group.

    Her next book, by the way, was Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin

    At the conclusion of her celebrated first book–Self-Made Man, in which she spent eighteen months disguised as a man-Norah Vincent found herself emotionally drained and severely depressed.

    Determined but uncertain about maintaining her own equilibrium, she boldly committed herself to three different facilities-a big-city hospital, a private clinic in the Midwest, and finally an upscale retreat in the South.

  71. Pericles says:
    @Grace Jones

    That said, maybe she was pretending to be a gay male, and her boyfriend got her pregnant.

    (Boyfriend crying and rocking on floor in fetal position.) I put it WHERE?

  72. Pericles says:
    @PiltdownMan

    “They could have named me Nick. They could have named me Cole. But no!”

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  73. eah says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    So was President Garfield:

    Thanks for the info/link on Garfield; I was not aware of it — the history of mathematics (as opposed to understanding the theories and applying the techniques) was not really emphasized when I was a student — certainly not what I will call anecdotal history, which I suppose is how you would have to classify Garfield’s proof — he developed his proof as a member of Congress, prompting me to ask myself: how many members of Congress today could even tell you what the Pythagorean Theorem is, let alone endeavor to prove it?

    Perhaps someone should page Amy Harmon about this guy Farley.

  74. Pericles says:
    @anon

    Mannish-looking women probably have a hard time these days.

    • Replies: @BB753
  75. @Bard of Bumperstickers

    Ooh! Get back in the witness box, you’re too sharp to live!

  76. @PiltdownMan

    He was a tenured professor at Vanderbilt U. but according to the link below, “fled after receiving death threats from the KKK.” I wonder what the story is there

    It’s about cred. You can’t be a card-carrying negro in the Current Year unless you have a KKK story to retail. Preferably with nooses. Much like wimmenz and their sexual-assault tales: the crazier the better. And the ugliest women have the craziest stories, which you’d better believe or else. But I digress. A little.

  77. @Reg Cæsar

    1066 B.C.E And All That

    Give people enough of something and some will come to expect it – like anagrams from Reg Caesar.
    I suck at such jumbles, so settled for Googling the etymologies of “Daphna” and “Stroumsa.” – Not much for the surname other than it is most common in Israel. From a stab at “Daphne” learned that she was a nymph who had been chased by the black god, Apollo Creed on account of a curse by Notokay Cupid. Just before Apollo caught up with Daphne, her father turned her into a laurel tree. “Daphna” is apparently derived from the Hebrew, “Dafna” – which means “laurel.” Perhaps that is a “loan word” borrowed (at zero (!) interest from altruistic Indo-Europeans) by Hellenized Jews. And who knows? Maybe there was a Helen Thomas of Troy (whose face launched a thousand quips) in the Diaspora woodpile.

    Apollo is also known for his epic combat against the sinister demigod, Balboa. A pantheon of referees declare the result to be a draw and Apollo gives the left-handed complement, “Ain’t gonna be no rematch.” Legend has it that Balboa went on to discover the Pacific. On first looking into Chapman’s Homer, John Keats somehow got the idea that feat had been accomplished by Cortez. Maybe Johnny (as in “Johnny can’t read”) should have looked a second or third time. (I haven’t read through the damn thing – have *you*, Gentle or Gentile Reader?)

    Chapman’s Homer was also cited by Vladimir Nabokov (who self-identified as the alluring Vivian Darkbloom) in the fake news of “Red Sox Beat Yanks 5-4 On Chapman’s Homer” in “Pale [i.e. white] Umpire.”

    Also see from “To A Transgender Athlete Dying Young” by the notorious anti-Semite Adolf E. Hausmann:
    “And early though the laurel grows
    It withers quicker than the nose on a Rose.”
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46452/to-an-athlete-dying-young

    Also see: Laurel, Laurel & Hardy, Thomas Hardy, “stuffed animal tea party,” Hardy’s poem, “Stuffy Tea Party” and its undercurrent of desire in the husband to chug the weak tea, toss the saucer against the wall and crush the cup underfoot (for an Old Testament ceremony of patriarchal polygamy, albeit sans chuppa) before getting it on with a wife-on-female-guest, Isle of Lesbos threesome.
    https://www.poetrynook.com/poem/tea-1

    [getting the noddy blinkers and the above dossier has not been fully verified]

  78. BB753 says:
    @Pericles

    Since they are a majority these days, not anymore.

  79. @PiltdownMan

    I know about the KKK story, but I always assumed that Jonathan Farley voluntarily left Vanderbilt because of an ethics violation, whether it be related to a woman or academics. His marriage shows that he has a taste for undergraduate age white women.

    I study high achieving blacks and I often run across those with doctorates who stumble in academia. Leaving a respected institution to go to an HBCU is often a bad sign, but HBCUs tend not to ask many questions about the sudden desire to transfer. Former MSNBC and CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill left Columbia to teach at Morehouse and is now at Temple. Some with specialty doctorates like finance or animal genetics aren’t even fortunate enough to find refuge at an HBCU and have to leave academia altogether.

    When blacks or mixed blacks are successful in fields where blacks are underrepresented, often they spent a significant portion of their childhood isolated or segregated from other blacks. They may have been homeschooled, grown up on an island, raised in Sweden, the child of immigrants, or have a non-black parent. Tiger Woods is one of the best examples.

    Unfortunately American rap and hip-hop culture has now covered the globe. Children in Montserrat have the same ghetto names as black Americans. There is school violence in Barbados and some children are bringing weapons to school.

  80. @reactionry

    ‘Strousma’ sounds Dutch to me. Quite a few Dutch surnames end in -sma, e.g Bylsma, Reitsma, etc.

    • Replies: @a reader
    , @Reg Cæsar
  81. El Dato says:
    @PiltdownMan

    http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/farley_jonathan.html

    Damn that page needs a refresh.

    Farley’s heroes include the African military genius Hannibal

    Goddammit!

  82. SFG says:
    @Triumph104

    That’s how you know he’s a real mathematician. 😉

  83. SFG says:
    @Sextus Empiricus

    Lots of gay people have traits of the other sex; it’s been well-described. Gay men tend to like women because they can talk about shopping and fashion with them (tend to; we’re not talking Jack Donovan or Dave Rubin here); lesbians tend to dislike men because men (who they are not attracted to but couldn’t resist assault from) are always approaching them. The misandrist ideology arises out of that; why else construct a whole edifice around the evils of ‘the male gaze’?

    I think Steve wrote as much 15 years ago?

  84. SFG says:
    @anon

    Actually, if you can avoid gaining weight, you now have a huge advantage over the competition.

  85. @Corn

    The great Victorian-age librettist, W.S. Gilbert, in his lyrics to “I’ve Got A Little List” included these unwoke lines :

    “As some day it may happen that a victim must be found
    I’ve got a little list — I’ve got a little list
    Of society offenders who might well be underground
    And who never would be missed — who never would be missed!

    (. . .)

    And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy
    And who “doesn’t think she dances, but would rather like to try”
    ;
    And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist —
    I don’t think she’d be missed — I’m sure she’d not he missed!”

    [

  86. @a reader

    Point taken. It’s obviously a coincidence.

  87. Jill says:

    What makes anyone believe that this is a true story?

    If it were, the patient would be on the cover of time, have a tv show, blamed Trump and have already initiated a multi million dollar lawsuit.

  88. “When you hear hoofbeats, think zebras.”

    “When you hear hoofbeats, point deer make horse.”

    Just spitballing here.

  89. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Strousma’ sounds Dutch to me. Quite a few Dutch surnames end in -sma, e.g Bylsma, Reitsma, etc.

    Those aren’t Dutch. They’re Frisian. So are names ending in -ema and -stra.

    The Frisians could be a nasty bunch. Don’t rile them up.

    Anyway, the name is Stroumsa.

    https://dedutchman.ca/friesland/

    https://dutchanglosaxonist.com/2018/06/20/redbad/

    • Replies: @reactionry
  90. Tossing my vote into the “shit that didn’t happen” pile.

  91. Hibernian says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    His assassin was a disappointed office seeker. This was part of the motivation for the establishment of Civil Service.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  92. @Buck Ransom

    Transgenders usually rename themselves, so the original name could have been Dick.

  93. @PiltdownMan

    ordering up a bunch of tests is all doctors really do. well, that, and scribbling out whatever prescription will make the patient feel reassured.

    Put a couple of common meds OTC and allow any nurse to do a an exam, and poof! most of the doctors are obsolete overnight.

    • Replies: @Corn
  94. …larger issues about assigning labels or making assumptions…

    So now we can look forward to blank slate medicine too.

    Doctors will be forced to ask questions like “are you pregnant? Are you sure you’re not pregnant? Are your periods regular? Any unusual vaginal discharge? Are you performing regular breast self-exams?” To increasingly baffled men who probably just have appendicitis.

    On the plus side, blacks and Mexicans will quickly conclude the doctors are all crazy and stop going to the hospital.

  95. @reactionry

    Good God man, you make Finnegan’s Wake read like Hemingway.

  96. Whiskey says: • Website

    The one critical advantage “our thing” has over the poz is well, the poz.

    What average young White dude is going to look at this story and not feel overwhelming disgust and a desire to:

    A. Put the crazies in an institution.
    B. Put the crazies larping as professionals in an institution or a Lyle Lovett video, whichever comes first.
    C. Make women have big hair, shoulder pads, and dance around like Tawny Kitaen in a Whitesnake video?

  97. Reality vs delusion.

    Result surprises no-one.

  98. Alden says:

    So the moron didn’t mention he was pregnant? Who pays for all this? Our taxes via med cal and our contribution to our medical insurance.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  99. @Alden

    It should pain you to describe the freak as a “he”.

    I have been slightly-to-moderately-well acquainted with 4 or so MTF TGs.  I think of them as bad jokes.  The people I know who refer to them as “she” make me shake my head.  I think the same of FTM; there is practically NOTHING they can do comparably to an actual man.

  100. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Sextus Empiricus

    I could never figure why women who don’t like men insist on trying to look like them.

    You don’t understand feminism. Feminism is worship of maleness. Feminists think all women should try to be exactly like men because they think being male is awesome. They are frightened and disgusted by any manifestation of femininity. Feminism is misogyny on steroids.

    They don’t hate men. They envy men.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  101. @Hibernian

    His assassin was a disappointed office seeker. This was part of the motivation for the establishment of Civil Service.

    Membership in the Oneida Community would be a black mark today, never mind in the 1880s.

  102. @Reg Cæsar

    Fries* A Jolly Good Fellow?

    More interesting stuff from the encyclopedic Reg Caesar. Unfortunately about the only thing I know (from recollections of my lost copy of “The Europeans” by John Geipel) about some Frisian tongues is their somewhat close relationship to English as illustrated by a charming couplet also noted in the following:

    “One rhyme that is sometimes used to demonstrate the palpable similarity between Frisian and English is ‘Bread, butter and green cheese is good English and good Fries’, which sounds not very different from ‘Brea, bûter en griene tsiis is goed Ingelsk en goed Frysk’.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Frisian_language

    One could go further with that “green cheese” (though not quite shooting for the moon like some Buzz Mohawk Aldrin) by adding a third line ending with “John Cleese.”

    * Fries – probably pronounced differently than in the apocryphal account of something said to be looming over the Golden Arches of a German McDonald’s restaurant: Arbeit Macht Fries.

  103. @a reader

    Irrelevant; they’re not the same name.

  104. Corn says:
    @stillCARealist

    “Put a couple of common meds OTC and allow any nurse to do a an exam, and poof! most of the doctors are obsolete overnight.”

    On staff at my doctor’s office they have a “nurse practitioner” I’m always sent to for checkups or if I go in with the sniffles. Even when I “go to the doctor” I don’t see the doctor. I’m sure that’s true for many folks nowadays.

  105. When the man arrived at the hospital with severe abdominal pains, a nurse didn’t consider it an emergency, noting that he was obese and had stopped taking blood pressure medicines.

    When nurses triage patients at emergency rooms, they tend to operate off fixed protocols. Abdominal pains? Any vomiting, when was last bowel movement, rebound tenderness indicating perotonitis, bowel sounds via stethoscope normal?

    Women would be asked if they were pregant, men would not.

    Someone who goes to the emergency room and is not honest about what is wrong with them, or gives misleading information, has only themselves to blame if they don’t get optimal treatment.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  106. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar

    “I didn’t know I was pregnant” is one of the signs of our times arguing for the singularity:

    • Agree: Mr. Rational

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