Medical students at the University of Minnesota must now take an oath to “honor all Indigenous ways of healing that have been historically marginalized by Western medicine” and fight “white supremacy, colonialism, [and] the gender binary.”
It’s past time for reasonable doctors to stand up and denounce this poison. Western medical science and shamanic healing are not equally valid cancer treatments. “Gender medicine” that results in mastectomies for girls and penectomies for boys is a barbaric violation of ethics.
Here’s the program from University of Minnesota’s white coat ceremony for the incoming class. You’ll notice that the closing is from the “Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” Ana Núñez who—wait for it—specializes in “gender medicine.”
The irony is that these DEI champions, who imagine themselves the vanguard of global “diversity,” are the most parochial people imaginable. I’ve traveled in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and they aren’t clamoring for “Indigenous ways of healing.” They want antibiotics and CT machines. When I was in my early twenties, I made a PBS documentary in Mongolia, rode horseback for three days into the taiga, and spent time with a traditional shaman. It’s a beautiful mode of expression. But if I had cancer, I’d rather go to the Mayo Clinic.